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F&M cancels athletic competition for fall 2020, including its Div. I wrestling team

By Franklin & Marshall athletics | July 31, 2020, 4:21 p.m. (ET)

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall announced the cancellation of all athletic competitions scheduled during the fall semester due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest NCAA Resocialization Guidelines.

"I regret that conditions won't allow for intercollegiate competition this fall," College President Barbara K. Altmann said. "Even if we could test as often as the NCAA Resocialization Guidelines require, travel is still ill-advised, and a considerable number of athletes simply won't or can't be on campus. My hope is that we can salvage competition in the spring semester. In the meantime, I know that our coaches will still bring their teams together in a variety of ways for training and provide an anchor for these students even in this disrupted year."

This decision includes all fall, winter and spring sports scheduled to compete before Jan. 1, 2021. A decision regarding returning to play for the spring semester will be made at a later date. F&M will work with the Centennial Conference to determine the feasibility of shifting fall competitions and championships to the spring semester.

F&M plans to conduct team-related activities during the fall semester for all teams in accordance with NCAA, state and local health guidelines. Additional information on approved activities will be communicated to each student-athlete in the coming weeks.

Editor's Note: Franklin & Marshall has a Div. I varsity wrestling program which competes in the EIWA. Under this decision, there will be no competition for its wrestling program during the fall semester. Traditionally, college competition for wrestling begins during early November.


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