The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has postponed its 2020 football season to the spring of 2021 due to concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced Monday evening.
The next SWAC football season will feature a seven-game conference schedule, which starts with eight weeks of training in January 2021. Each school will play a total of six conference games (four divisional/two non-divisional) with the option to play one non-conference game.
“The SWAC shares in the disappointment that will undoubtedly be felt by student-athletes, fans, and supporters impacted by the postponement of fall sports competition,” the league said in the release. “The league will continue to review appropriate measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes, coaches, administrators and the local community which continues to be the primary responsibility of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and its member institutions.”
Updated schedules and an official start date for conference play will be announced at a later date.