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SIAC Announces Return To Play Plans For 2021

ATLANTA, GA. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), announced today that it will seek to cautiously and prudently move forward with the 2021 winter and spring sports schedule. The SIAC men’s and women’s basketball schedule will begin on January 10 and will feature a 12-14 game conference schedule that will culminate with the SIAC Basketball Championship Tournament featuring all SIAC men and women teams – including recently admitted SIAC member (provisional), Allen University.

The spring 2021 season will feature men’s and women’s tennis, golf, men’s and women’s track and field, softball, and baseball. The SIAC will not sponsor championships for football, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year – although individual institutions may, based on unique or special circumstances, participate in intercollegiate competition in those sports.

At this juncture, fans will not be permitted at any sporting competition taking place on SIAC campuses.

SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore stated, “In light of the fluid and dynamic nature of the current COVID-19 crisis, the SIAC will continue to work closely with its member institutions and continue to monitor and evaluate the health and safety risks, while also reserving the option to make scheduling adjustments should current circumstances change. I would also like to express appreciation of the efforts of Clark Atlanta Athletic Director Dr. Lin Dawson and his colleague SIAC ADs in connection with their efforts in crafting recommendations that were informed by the most recent NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory recommendations as well as updated state and local health official guidance.”

About the SIAC

The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The SIAC includes 14 member institutions (Albany State University, Allen University, Benedict College, Central State University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Savannah State University, Spring Hill College, and Tuskegee University), which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II. For more information, visit www.thesiac.com.

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