BREAKING NEWS: MAC to Cancel All Athletics Events Through Remainder of 2019-20 Academic Year

NCAA Division III announced an additional season/semester of eligibility for spring sports student-athletes

ANNVILLE, Pa. (Conference News) – With further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Presidents announced their unanimous decision to cancel all spring athletics practices and competition through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

On Thursday, the NCAA announced it was canceling the remainder of its winter and spring championships.

With this news the NCAA Division III Administrative Committee provided flexibility for schools to assist students with travel, lodging and meals as a result of campus displacements. The committee waived all requirements for sports sponsorships for the spring season. It also granted an additional season/semester of eligibility for student-athletes participating in spring sports.

Last updated on March 16 at 12:00 p.m.

MAC Announces Response to COVID-19
Competition will be suspended for two weeks from March 16-30

ANNVILLE, Pa. (Conference News) – Thursday morning, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Presidents determined it is in the best interest of campus communities to suspend athletic competition over the next two weeks, effective Monday, March 16 through Monday, March 30.

The MAC will be actively monitoring the situation and reassessing this action over the next two weeks to determine if further action is warranted.

MAC institutions will suspend conference and non-conference athletic contests, on or off campus, during those two weeks.

General questions will be addressed through an FAQ document available here.

Questions about the MAC’s response not addressed in the FAQs can be directed to

Below are the 17 conference member institution’s updates and information pertaining to COVID-19.

Delaware Valley
Hood – Announcement
Lebanon Valley
Stevenson – Announcement
Widener – Announcement

Other Informational Links

NCAA COVID-19 Panel –
NCAA COVID-19 Resource Page –
NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook (page 34) –
NCAA COVID-19 Events Checklist –
Confirmed Outbreaks –
Pennsylvania State Health Department –
New Jersey State Health Department –
Maryland State Health Department –