Skidmore Basketball Coach Joe Burke Talks Cancelled Season
Sports fans in the Capital Region will unfortunately not see most winter sport college teams return to competition. The Liberty League, the conference for local college programs like Union, RPI, and Skidmore announced that winter sports would not be played this season. Liberty League commissioner Tracy King said the following in a statement earlier this week
The decision to cancel Liberty League competition and championships was made after careful consideration and review of relevant facts and data, COVID-19 infection rates continue to increase throughout the country and we have also seen spikes in our college communities, which creates additional challenges for our institutions. We understand the deep sense of disappointment felt by our student-athletes that have trained and prepared for competition and we understand and share in their disappointment. Our institutions will continue to work to provide meaningful athletic opportunities to support our student-athletes
Union College was the first to announce the decision to cancel winter sports. Dutchmen fans still have hope that the Union hockey could still be played this season. The Liberty League competes at the Division three level while Union Hockey competes in the ECAC at the Division 1 level.
This past Thursday on Levack and Goz the guys were joined by the Skidmore basketball head coach Joe Burke. When did Coach Burke find out the season was cancelled? What were the emotions like delivering the news to the players? Plus what does it mean for the future for Skidmore basketball? How is eligibility for future student athletes determined? How will the program recruit for the future? You can find out the answers to questions and more by clicking on the interview link below.
Did you have a senior that is considering Skidmore as their future college? To learn about Skidmore, visit there website here