The West Coast Conference announced today it has postponed all conference fall competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The welfare of the great student-athletes of the West Coast Conference is and always will be the guiding principle in our discussions and why we ultimately arrived at this difficult decision,” said University of San Diego President James T. Harris, the chair of the WCC Presidents’ Council in a press release. “The fall term for everyone associated with our member institutions will be different. We understand this and will continue to plan for a safe return to campus and a safe return to athletic competition in the WCC at the appropriate time.”
The conference is looking at how it can hold competition for the fall sports (men’s/women’s cross country, men’s/women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball) in the spring of 2021. The postponement of fall sports also does not affect the winter basketball seasons, yet.
With each conference making its own decisions, how complete a basketball season will be is still up in the air. While the WCC is still open for business for basketball, the Pac 12, for example, canceled all sports competitions through the calendar year, wiping three non-conference games off of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team’s schedule.