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SSAC Suspends Regular Season Competition until March 25

Bethel University News


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Due to the latest developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southern States Athletic Conference announced the suspension of regular-season competitions for all team sports until Wednesday, March 25. Bethel University is a member of the SSAC. 

SSAC Commissioner Mike Hall: “The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, fans and administrators is always our top priority, and we feel this delay will give us time to reassess where things stand in the coming weeks. We are in constant communication with our member institutions and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to make the best possible decisions for all involved.”

Changes Due To COVID-19

  • SSAC competitions in baseball, softball and tennis are suspended until March 25. Individual sports such as golf and track & field are to be decided by each institution
  • Due to the suspension causing teams to play an uneven number of games, the 2020 SSAC Baseball Championship will be expanded to include all 10 teams, instead of the usual eight. Bracket and schedule are to be determined
  • The 2020 SSAC Women’s Golf Championship, originally scheduled for April 6-8 will be delayed and combined with the 2020 SSAC Men’s Golf Championship April 20-22 to give further time to evaluate options
  • The NAIA has canceled all winter championship events


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