Governor Andrew Cuomo has given clearance for High Risk High School sports to begin as early as February 1st. High School players and coaches of Basketball, wrestling, hockey, volleyball, football and lacrosse may finally get to compete here in New York. As long as local health departments approve Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health will allow practice to begin as early as February 1st.
In this crazy COVID-19 world hearing that any student-athlete will get a chance to compete and do what they love is huge! Today Section 2 Athletics made their ruling on Winter sports based on the risk level of the sports. This is great news for the Capital Region because this means we get to see our High School athletes do what they love safely. The decision to play starting on December 14th is set for "Low and Moderate Risk Sports" and pending approval for "High-Risk Sports".
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to climb as part of a potential second wave many colleges have been forced to make tough decisions, Union College is now one of them. Union College has decided to not participate in intercollegiate competition during the 2020-21 winter season for basketball, indoor track & field and swimming & diving.