Midwestern State and all of NCAA DII to Shorten Schedules in 2020-21 – May 19, 2020

College Sports

KFDX has learned that Division II athletic schedules will be reduced for the 2020-2021 school year. No official announcement has been made by the NCAA.

“COVID-19 has certainly become a game changer for the 2020-21 season and now it will be up to all of us as member institutions to work together and adjust schedules for the upcoming year,” said Midwestern State Athletic Director Kyle Williams.

In a survey sent out by the NCAA, an overwhelming majority of conference commissioners, athletic directors, and presidents are in favor of a reduction of schedules.

Below is a list of sports and the amount of games cut from their schedules:

BASEBALL (-10): reduced from 50 to 40 games

MEN’S & WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (-4): reduced from 26 to 22 games

CROSS COUNTRY (-1): reduced from 7 to 6 dates

FIELD HOCKEY (-4): reduced from 18 to 14 games

FOOTBALL (-1): reduced from 11 to 10 games

MEN’S & WOMEN’S GOLF (-5): reduced from 21 to 16 dates

LACROSSE (-4): reduced from 17 to 13 dates

ROWING (-6): reduced from 20 to 14 dates

MEN’S & WOMEN’S SOCCER (-4): reduced from 18 to 14 games

SOFTBALL (-12): reduced from 56 to 44

SWIMMING/DIVING (-4): reduced from 16 to 12 dates

MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS (-8): reduced from 25 to 17 dates

TRACK & FIELD-INDOOR & OUTDOOR (-6): reduced from 18 to 12 dates

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (-6): reduced from 26 to 20 dates

WRESTLING (-4): reduced from 16 to 12 dates

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