July 20, 2020 - 6:09pm

In response to ongoing health and safety concerns, the members of the State University of New York Athletic Conference—of which SUNY Oswego and its athletic teams are members — are suspending fall sports competition. In addition, the winter conference and non-conference schedules will be delayed until Jan. 1, 2021.

The decision was made earlier today (Monday, July 20) by the SUNYAC Presidents in consultation with the SUNYAC Board of Directors.

“Intercollegiate athletics competition is a tradition to which everyone eagerly anticipates in the fall—our valued student-athletes as well as the entire college community,” said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. “But this year we know that the health and safety of all involved in athletic competition must take priority. So we will stay safe and healthy, and prepare for when we can once again enjoy the spirit and opportunity intercollegiate sports provide.”

“This decision was done with the best interest of our student-athletes, staff and fans in mind,” said Oswego State Interim Director of Athletics Eric Summers. “While we will not be able to compete this fall, we will work hard to provide safe opportunities for our student-athletes to pursue the sport they love.”

The SUNYAC joins numerous other Division III Conferences who have made the difficult decision to alter their fall seasons.  Read the official SUNYAC news release