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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Guided by its core value of student-athlete well-being and considering further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, Cleveland State University, in conjunction with the Horizon League, has postponed fall competition for the fall season.

Cleveland State fall sports which have been impacted by the postponement, include cross country, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer. Non-championship season sports, which include men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, have also been cancelled.

A decision on whether fall sport competition can take place in the spring will be determined by the Board and Council at a later date. Individual institutions will make decisions regarding training, practice and recruiting in accordance with NCAA regulations, state and institutional guidelines.

The voting members of the Horizon League Board of Directors are comprised of the 12 member institutions’ chief executive officers. The Council consists of the 12 member institutions' athletic directors, chairpersons of the Senior Woman's Administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives and a student-athlete.

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Statement from CSU Director of Athletics Scott Garrett:
“While we share in the immense disappointment felt by our coaches, staff, and student-athletes in cross country, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer, we do hope to be able to deliver them competitive opportunities in the spring, pending review of upcoming NCAA eligibility and championship decisions in the next couple of weeks, as well as continued guidance from medical experts. Our staff will welcome CSU student-athletes across all 18 sport programs back to campus for the start of the academic year on August 24 and we will turn our focus to supporting each of them in their academic pursuits, while creating a path for a safe return to training and practice across our winter sports later this semester.”

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