Another conference moves fall sports to spring, Huntingdon affected

Another conference moves fall sports to spring, Huntingdon affected
The USA South Athletic Conference, which includes Huntingdon College, will postpone its fall sports. (Source: Justin McNelley)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The USA South Athletic Conference, which includes Huntingdon College, will postpone its fall sports.

The Presidents of the USA South Athletic Conference voted unanimously to postpone all fall sport conference competition until the spring 2021 semester. They made the decision as COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout USA South’s geographical footprint. They also considered the availability, cost, and feasibility of adequate and consistent testing for student athletes.

“This is certainly not the news that we were hoping for, but I fully understand and support the decision to postpone activity to the spring,” said Huntingdon head football coach Mike Turk. “I just hate it for our kids, our coaches, and all the folks on campus that have worked tirelessly this summer to give us the best chance to be successful and stay healthy.

Impacted sports include football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s cross country, and women’s cross country. The conference will work to develop a strategic plan that allows for fall conference sports competition to return in some capacity in the spring if public health conditions improve in the coming months.

“As always, we will continue to prepare for our next opportunity,” Turk added, “whenever that may come, and do so with the same spirit and mentality that has made us who we are.”

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