College sports are canceled this fall

College sports are canceled this fall.

Reported by NPR, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have both announced that their fall sports schedule have been canceled for the remainder of the academic year. Originally, colleges were hopeful they could limit COVID risk by playing all games in-conference, but safety concerns and flare-ups nationwide have proven too risky for many institutions, especially after seeing the outbreaks within professional sports teams who have very stringent regulations in place.

The takeaway? While some divisions are still trying to figure out how to keep college sports on the docket this year, this is another potentially large revenue hit for colleges already struggling to make the budget work this year.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.