Mountain West Conference Postpones Fall Football Season

Winter Sports At UNLV, UNR, Rest Of Conference Under Discussion

Paul Ihander
August 10, 2020 - 6:05 pm
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UNLV Football's debut at Allegiant Stadium will have to wait a bit longer, as the Mountain West Conference on Monday officially postponed all scheduled Fall sports.

Fall sports affected by Monday’s decision include men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball (with the exception of the unique circumstances involved with the military service academies). Last week, the league announced that all fall competition in the sports of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, softball and baseball was canceled. 

The Mountain West will begin to explore the feasibility of rescheduling fall sports competition, including the possibility of those sports competing in the spring, and develop options for consideration.  Reaction came quick from conference athletic directors and coaches.

There are ongoing discussions regarding the status of winter sports.