MVFC moves league games to spring

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ST. LOUIS — The Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has announced the league's schools will not conduct conference competition this fall.

In its unwavering commitment to providing meaningful and safe competitive opportunities for the conference's student-athletes, the MVFC will play a full eight-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the season with the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.

"Without question the most important part of our decision-making process was listening to our student-athletes and hearing their feelings," stated Jim Tressel, chair of the MVFC Presidents Council and president at Youngstown State University. "What we clearly heard was that they want to play this year for a chance to participate in the FCS Playoffs. It's great to know that they believe we are taking all the steps necessary to keep them safe in the process. All 11 MVFC teams weighed in with their positions on the options we considered, and all thoughts and concerns guided our thinking."

The Council also voted that competition in Fall 2020 be conducted at institutional discretion.

Initial information regarding how South Dakota State University plans to proceed with the 2020-21 football season will be shared next week.

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