Chancellor Urges SUNY Schools To Develop Spring Sports Plan
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Jim Malatras has requested that the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) develop a plan, for the presidents' consideration, to resume spring intercollegiate athletic competition safely. These plans will be expected to meet the guidance provided by the NCAA, the New York State Department of Health, local and regional authorities, and the SUNY system. It will also take into account the trajectory of the pandemic on the campuses during the early weeks of the semester. The spring sports sponsored by the SUNYAC include NCAA Division III-level men's and women's track & field, baseball, softball, men's and women's lacrosse, and women's tennis. SUNY Potsdam competes in men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's track and field and softball. Planning for non-SUNYAC spring sports will be led by athletic directors and presidents at those campuses.