Horizon League, Cleveland State Postpone Athletics Until October 1st

Cleveland - Cleveland State University, in conjunction with the Horizon League, has postponed all varsity athletics competition until October 1st in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Earlier today, the Horizon League, the conference in which most Cleveland State teams participate, announced it would postpone the start of fall competition for all sports (championship and non-championship) with the understanding that if competition occurs, it will not begin before October 1st.

“I share the disappointment that our Viking student-athletes are experiencing during these challenging times, but remain hopeful that they will be able to represent Cleveland State University in athletics competition in the near future,” shared CSU Director of Athletics Scott Garrett. “We will continue to monitor local conditions, and will work with CSU leadership, the Horizon League staff, and counterparts leading the conference’s other member institutions to plan for a return to competition whenever it is determined feasible to do so safely. We look forward to welcoming our student-athletes back to campus soon.”

Cleveland State University previously announced a comprehensive re-population plan for a safe return to campus.

The CSU approach is predicated on an intensive, comprehensive “healthy campus” action plan that will require the entire on-campus community to commit to stringent guidelines and safety protocols.Athletics training and practices are expected to resume during the fall semester following suggested NCAA medical best-practices and state of Ohio guidelines.

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