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Mid-South Conference Commissioner Eric Ward announced Monday the postponement of fall sports to spring 2021, including at Cumberland University.

The decision from the Mid-South stems from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ (NAIA) announcement to move fall championships to the spring on July 31. The Mid-South Conference administrative council came to the conclusion with the approval from the MSC Council of Presidents.

“Our main objective is to keep our student-athletes safe and healthy,” said Ron Pavan, Cumberland University’s Vice President for Enrollment Services and Director of Athletics. “Their well-being is the key to our success in athletics. Our theme this year is agility as we continue to make changes and pivot in the non-conference competition this fall based upon state, local, and regional guidelines.”

Men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, and football will play their regular-season conference games in the spring with championships to follow.

Conference regular season and tournament dates will be decided when the NAIA releases national championship dates.

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