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AMCC calls off some fall sports

From Mirror reports

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, which includes Penn State Altoona and Mount Aloysius, announced on Monday that conference competition in several sports has been postponed for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The AMCC has postponed all fall semester intercollegiate conference play in the following sports: men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball. The conference intends to shift the cross country, soccer, and women’s volleyball schedules to the spring semester, and basketball — which overlaps both semesters — will also move its full season into the spring.

Decisions regarding competition for two other sports, men’s and women’s swimming and women’s bowling, are expected to be made by the AMCC on Sept. 15.

The AMCC intends to move forward with competition in men’s golf and women’s tennis as scheduled this fall, as long as a minimum of four conference teams is committed to competing. Men’s tennis will also be permitted to compete during the fall, though that sport’s championship will remain scheduled for April.

Baseball, softball, and men’s volleyball, whose non-traditional seasons occur during the fall semester, will be permitted to proceed by the AMCC at the discretion of each institution.

Monday’s announcement follows several months of careful deliberation by the AMCC. Three of the conference’s member institutions — Hilbert College, Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Greensburg — had already made their own decisions to postpone fall sports in the weeks leading up to today’s conference-wide announcement.

The AMCC Presidents’ Council will continue to evaluate plans for a return to conference play in January.

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