CLEVELAND-- Case Western Reserve University is the second school in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) to cancel fall sports because of the pandemic. CWRU announced on Wednesday afternoon that its fall varsity sports (football, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's cross country and men's and women's tennis) will not be participating in intercollegiate competition this season.
CWRU's follows one from Carneigie Mellon University this week. Both schools, which are associate memembers of the conference, not participate in the announced conference-only athletic season announced on Tuesday by the PAC.
"After extensive internal deliberation, consultation with health experts, and discussion with members of the University Athletic Association, we have determined that varsity and club athletic competition cannot take place safely this fall," said CWRU Director of Athletics & Chair of Physical Education.
Earlier in the week, the PAC revealed plans to allow member schools to compete in conference-only action this fall.
Meanwhile, Westminster College is moving forward with plans to begin the fall academic semester early. Classes begin on August 17. Westminster is planning on participating in the limited PAC athletic season.