CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With today’s announcement that Conference USA will be moving certain fall sports championships to the spring, the Charlotte 49ers will postpone the fall seasons of men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball to the spring semester of 2021. The C-USA announcement came as a result of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors’ decision to move Division I fall championships to the spring.
“We want all of our teams to be well-positioned for postseason play,” said Charlotte’s Director of Athletics Mike Hill. “We spoke with our coaches and they wanted to move to the spring to coincide with NCAA Championships. On top of that, our non-conference scheduling opportunities have been extremely limited due to the majority of other conferences moving to the spring. Our student-athletes and coaches have been remarkable during this time of uncertainty and we can’t wait to see them compete next spring.”
A decision has not been made on men’s and women’s cross country due to the resulting overlap with track and field seasons and the impact that would have on the bulk of those distance runners.
Football season is still scheduled to be played in the fall. The NCAA does not govern post-season play at the FBS level. The C-USA Championship, bowl games and College Football Playoff are still scheduled for December and January.
More information about the spring seasons, including schedules of competition, for the affected sports will be announced at a later date.