The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) has announced it will cancel all
conference mandated regular-season and championship athletic events for fall sports that were previously
moved to the spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the conference will reinstate a
championship season for any sport that has six or more member institutions commit to participating. The
decision was finalized after a majority vote by the PSAC Board of Directors which consists of the 18
member institutions’ presidents.
Meanwhile, the PSAC reaffirmed its commitment to proceed with the spring sports’ schedules and
championships. An update on winter championship seasons is expected next week.
Despite today’s PSAC announcement, Gannon University reinforced its intent to facilitate seasons for its
fall athletic teams if conditions and the availability of willing PSAC institutions and non-conference contests
are conducive to play.
“Our student-athletes and coaches have done such a great job in supporting each other and committing to
the safety and well-being of their teammates and the entire campus community,” said Keith Taylor, Ph.D.,
president of Gannon University. “We returned to an open campus and they have earned the opportunity to
compete through their sacrifices all semester. We will do everything that we can to provide them that
chance while creating the safest environment possible.”
Gannon student-athletes have practiced and conditioned throughout the fall semester under University
guidelines created for a safe return to play, including a rigid COVID-19 testing protocol. The women’s and
men’s golf teams competed in six combined events during the fall. Gannon’s winter athletic teams are
currently practicing during the championship segment of their season while the fall and spring teams had
the ability to conduct non-championship segments during the fall semester.