NCAA Division II drops game numbers for upcoming academic year
You'll see fewer games on the schedules for Washburn and Emporia State sports this coming school year.
The NCAA Division II President's Council announced adjustments Tuesday to the maximum number of contests allowed for all sports in the upcoming school year.
They say it's a response to help schools manage economic fallout from the COVI-19 pandemic.
With decisions still looming on the fall sports season, football will allow 10 games instead of 11, while volleyball drops six matches, to no more than 20.
Among other sports, basketball goes from a maximum 26 games to 22. In addition, conference challenge and tip-off classic events will count toward the total this year, rather than being exempt.
Softball drops 12 games, to 44, while baseball loses 10, allowing only 40 games instead of 50.
You can find the full list of proposed minimums and maximums
The current minimums and maximums are on page 291 of the document you'll find
The President's Council released a statement, saying:
The changes are only for one year.
The scheduling committee for the MIAA, where Emporia and Washburn compete, plans to meet and adopt schedule adjustments by mid-June.