NCAA Releases Spring Dates For Postponed Fall Sports
BOULDER — The NCAA Board of Directors on Tuesday released dates for competition and championships in the spring for the fall sports that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those affected four University of Colorado programs that annually compete in the fall.
The revised schedules for the 2020-21 academic year are as follows:
Men's & Women's Cross Country. The spring seasons for both may begin on Jan. 23 and will run through March 5; selections for the postseason will be made on March 6, with the NCAA Championships slated for March 15.
Women's Soccer. The dates for the spring season were set for Feb. 3 through April 17; championship selections for the championship will be made on Sunday, April 18, with the tournament running from April 24 through May 16.
Women's Volleyball. The season may commence on Jan. 22 until April 3, with championship selections on Sunday, April 4. The tournament will start on April 9 with the Final Four April 23-25.
The start of practices for all three are up to each institution's discretion. The Pac-12 does not sponsor league championships in soccer or volleyball, and will determine a cross country title competition date in the near future.
The NCAA announced that team sports brackets would be resident to 75 percent capacity and guaranteeing access to all automatic qualifiers. For cross country, the field size of 255 was approved per gender at the men's and women's cross country championship. As far as selection criteria is concerned, the Board of Directors indicated maximum flexibility will be provided to allow teams to meet specified minimum contest requirements, counting contests conducted in the fall term for selection purposes and allowing sport committees to consider all available data at the time of selections.