Message from the Chancellor and Athletics Director: MEAC Suspends Fall 2020 Sports Season Due to COVID-19

Posted July 16, 2020, 3:46PM

July 16, 2020

Dear NCCU Community,

The championship-winning NCCU Eagles athletics program is an integral part of the university. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our No. 1 priority. Today, the decision was made by the MEAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors to suspend all fall 2020 sports due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The overriding and most important factor in coming to this difficult conclusion about our fall athletics season was to ensure we protect the well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff and fans as COVID-19 remains a health emergency for communities across our state, nation and the world. This decision was reached after thoughtful discussion and advisement by health experts, though we know it is disappointing for the student-athletes who have worked so hard. We will continue to provide student-athlete well-being services to include academic support, mental health, and strength and conditioning throughout the academic year.

More than ever, North Carolina Central University needs your support, especially for our student-athletes, during this pandemic.  Please continue to stay safe and do your part to help decrease the spread of the coronavirus.

Please read the full news release from the MEAC here.

In Truth and Service,

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., Chancellor

Ingrid Wicker McCree, Ed.D., Athletics Director

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