The Gulf South Conference, which Delta State University is a long-time member, is the latest athletics conference to alter its fall sports schedule.
The GSC announced today plans to delay intercollegiate competition until the last week of September or the first week of October, according to a release from DSU Athletics.
“Administrators from across the league will jointly work on a schedule that fits the timeline for competition in an effort to provide a meaningful fall competition season for conference members,” the release said. “To accommodate this new schedule, soccer, volleyball, and football will exclusively play against conference opponents.”
Additionally, a corresponding delay to the beginning of official practices will be instituted, the release said.
“New schedules and additional details on implementation of the delayed fall season will be distributed by the conference as they are approved by the membership,” the release added. “The conference will continue to monitor the situation and will be prepared to make any further changes prior to the start of practice for the adjusted championship segment.”