WKU Volleyball, Soccer Seasons moved to Spring

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — As announced earlier this afternoon, the Conference USA Board of Directors has announced the postponement of fall team sports (with the exception of football), as well as fall C-USA championships in those sports, to the spring of 2021.

This move comes following the NCAA Division I Board of Directors’ decision to move Division I fall championships to spring. The sports affected for WKU Athletics are women’s soccer and volleyball.

A decision is still being made on the C-USA competition timeline for cross country in the 2020-21 school year. More information will be provided when available.

Other C-USA sports that participate in the fall but hold their championship in the spring, such as golf and tennis, can compete this fall at each member institution’s discretion. WKU will still pursue fall competition opportunities for men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s tennis.

WKU Football will announce its full, updated 2020 schedule Monday.

The move to the spring for soccer and volleyball allows C-USA schools to not only compete for a C-USA Championship, but have an opportunity to play for a spot in the NCAA Championships.

“We value the opportunity for our schools to compete at the highest level and play for championships” C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said. “Moving these sports to the spring maintains those opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches and fans.”

Dates of competition and formats for the fall sports moving to the spring will be announced at a later date.