SUNY Broome officials have made the decision to suspend sporting competitions for this upcoming fall semester, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then. This decision directly affects women’s tennis, volleyball, men and women’s soccer, and (fall) basketball. It does not affect esports, which is slated for expansion into both fall and spring semesters under NJCAAE membership. And the possible suspension of cross-country remains under review at this time.
The decision to suspend these sporting competitions was made in the best interest of the health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes, after careful consideration, research, and consultation with regional athletic directors, NJCAA representatives, and our campus’ public safety and emergency management teams. While intercollegiate travel and competition pose health and safety risks that are too great to minimize for the fall semester, SUNY Broome commits to a full reassessment of this decision over the coming months and what adjustments can be made to resume competitions in the spring semester.