Story courtesy: Lone Star Conference Media Relations
In light of the evolving landscape of collegiate athletics during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lone Star Conference Council of Presidents has decided to provide further clarification regarding the 2020-2021 academic year.
At this time, it is the full intention of the LSC to sponsor championship segments in all sponsored sports, including football, soccer, volleyball and basketball, in the Spring 2021 term, consistent with NCAA rules and guidelines.
The LSC understands that some member institutions may have hesitations about participating in conference sponsored championship segments in the Spring 2021 term and may choose not to participate. Those institutions may instead elect to set their own championship segments outside of the LSC, consistent with NCAA rules and guidelines. Teams that participate outside of the LSC championship segment will not be eligible for awards or any automatic qualifier status through the league.
Further, it was clarified that member institutions may declare a non-championship segment in a given sport during the Fall 2020 term and participate in competitions allowed under NCAA rules and guidelines.
LSC member institutions are required to comply with the current version of the “Resocialization of Collegiate Sport: Developing Standards for Practice and Competition” guidelines published by the NCAA Sport Science Institute at all times.
The LSC understands the unique challenges and issues facing its member institutions during this time and looks forward to a full resumption of athletic activities in the 2021-2022 academic year with all member institutions involved.