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Football, all other fall sports seasons at FAMU postponed

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 12:25:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The fall sports season at Florida A&M University, including the football season, has been postponed until further notice.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced that it has canceled its seasons for all fall sports due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus.

Officials say a decision is yet to be made on whether fall sports schedules will be moved to the 2021 spring semester.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes continue to be our number one priority. We have made the decision to suspend all sports competitions after careful review of the current conditions and consideration of the potential exposure that regular travel to competitions may cause and ongoing extensive physical contact,” said Howard University President and Chair of MEAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick.

Right now, the conference currently plans to proceed with winter sports competitions as scheduled, unless health and medical professionals advise otherwise.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for details.