Big East announces fall sports won't include non-conference competition

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 12:02:10-04

NEW YORK - The Big East said on Thursday that fall sports schedules won't include any non-conference opponents due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The decision affects athletics at Creighton and 10 other schools.

"No decision is being made at this time regarding BIG EAST fall sports conference competition and championships," the BIG EAST said in a release. "In the coming weeks, the BIG EAST will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in BIG EAST communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats as appropriate. All decisions regarding fall conference competition will continue to be guided first and foremost by the health and safety of BIG EAST campuses and their athletics program participants and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies."

Impacted sports include men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey. Plans for winter and spring sports aren't affected at this time, the conference said.