(California's CCAA has already announced it will postpone all fall sports due to its decision to make most
“The financial challenges faced by institutions because of COVID-19 are considerable and, as we prepare for summer and fall, continue to increase,” said Sandra Jordan, chancellor of South Carolina-Aiken and chair of the Division II Presidents Council. “The approved reductions strike an important balance of providing schools with scheduling flexibility, maintaining competitive equity within the one-year reductions to minimums and maximums, and continuing to prioritize opportunities for student-athletes to compete in NCAA championships. Periods of national crisis require carefully considered compromise.”
In a survey of athletics directors, college presidents and chancellors and conference commissioners, roughly 85 percent supported some form of reduction to the maximum permissible contests for the 2020-21 academic year.
The change only applies for 2020-21.