The Ivy League has decided to cancel the fall sports season for the teams in their respected conference, according to multiple reports.
While this does not mean that the SEC will cancel the fall sports season for schools like Kentucky in the conference, the decision does hinder the probability that fall sports will occur on time considering how respected Ivy League schools are.
In fact, the Ivy League was the first to halt sports as Covid-19 started to grow in the United States in March, then the rest of the sports world followed. Knowing that and the reality that school presidents in these other conferences often look to Ivy League schools for guidance, this could lead to at least the pushing back of the fall sports season in every conference.
However seemingly the most eye-opening decision by Ivy League schools is that they are not entertaining the idea of the return of the fall sports season on Jan. 1. This is consistent with the recent announcement by Harvard University that the school will be entirely online for this coming academic year, but nonetheless still a little surprising that the league is giving up on fall sports being pushed to the spring with the hope of a possible vaccine by the end of this year.
Also according to multiple reports, winter sports in the league will have an update mid-July on their respective practice schedule, so that gives a glimmer of hope for Ivy League sports in that season as well as winter sports in other conferences to start at some point this academic year.
Even with the glimmer of hope for winter sports, all of this news breaking of the decision from the most elite schools in America and Coronavirus cases rising throughout the country makes fall sports seem less and less likely to happen on time.