Big West Conference will make decision regarding fall sports by the start of August


2019 Rainbow Wahine senior volleyball player McKenna Ross // Hawaii Athletics

The Big West Conference on Monday night announced that it would make its final decision regarding fall sports “no later than Aug. 1.”

The University of Hawaii is a member of the BWC in fall sports such as women’s volleyball and women’s soccer.

“The Big West membership, inclusive of our Board of Directors, Directors of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrators, team physicians and athletic trainers, continues to meet and assess the current status of COVID-19 both nationally and across the Big West Conference footprint,” the league said in a statement. “We are being diligent in our approach focused on student-athlete safety and well-being, testing capabilities, medical and facility protocols, amongst many factors.  A direction related to the fall 2020 sports season will be announced no later than Aug. 1.”

A handful of leagues including the Southeastern Conference have already announced a delay to their volleyball, soccer and cross country fall seasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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