TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 12, 2020) – Tallahassee Community College, in accordance with the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA), has suspended all athletic events, effective Friday, March 13 and continuing through Saturday, March 28, as a result of the continuing developments surrounding COVID-19.
At the present time, athletic events may resume Sunday, March 29.
As a result, the following athletic events have been postponed:
- Baseball: March 14 vs. Chipola (DH), March 17 & 19 at Gulf Coast State, March 21 vs. Gulf Coast State (DH), March 24/26 vs. Pensacola State
- Softball: March 15 at Andrew College (DH), March 20-21 at Panhandle Conference Round Robin, March 25 vs. Pensacola State
- Track: March 13, TCC Invite; March 21, USF Bulls Invitational; March 28, Albany State/Alice Coachman Invitational
Earlier on Thursday, the National Junior College Athletic Association announced the postponement of its Division I and Division II basketball championships. Tallahassee's men's basketball team was scheduled to depart for Hutchinson, Kan., on Friday morning.
The tournament has been rescheduled for an April 20 start date.
"A lot of credit goes to our college presidents, as well as the FCSAA leadership, who came together, not once but twice, on Thursday to discuss student activities in the state of Florida," said director of athletics Rob Chaney. "Discussions were ongoing over the past 48 hours and, because of that, we were able to make well-informed, responsible decisions – and even revise those decisions based on what was unfolding across the country throughout the day.
"Ultimately, we are going to make decisions that are in the best interests of our student-athletes, and we will continue to monitor the landscape in the coming days."
Tallahassee swept a softball doubleheader from St. Johns River State College on Thursday, winning by the scores of 3-0 and 8-0.
In the final scheduled event before the suspension goes into effect, the Eagles' baseball team dropped an 8-7 decision at Chipola College.