College athletics: Southland Conference postpones league competition in fall semester

first_imgInstitutions may choose to participate in limited fall competition. Courtney Morrison Archer, Southland Conference Associate Commissioner/Communications  Meeting frequently in recent weeks, including Wednesday afternoon, presidents of the 13 Southland members also authorized planning for spring semester championship events for volleyball, soccer and cross country. FRISCO, Texas — The Southland Conference Board of Directors has determined that league competition in the sports of football, volleyball, women’s soccer and cross country will be postponed from the fall semester with an intent to explore conference competition in the spring semester.  It is expected that Southland athletic directors will immediately begin work with the Southland staff to determine spring competitive planning and other issues.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHealthyFoodNetwork21 Celebs Who Are Gay – No.13 Will Shock Men  HealthyFoodNetwork|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndo “The Board concluded that an entire fall sports season is not likely, and that a postponement to spring can provide the important opportunities our teams annually seek,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett added.  “While disappointed that we won’t be playing these sports in the Southland’s 58th year of fall competition, we look forward to a unique spring season of athletics that also includes NCAA postseason opportunities.” “After thoughtful consideration, the Southland Conference Board of Directors reached consensus in postponing league competition for our fall semester sports,” Dr. Houston Davis, Board Chair and President of the University of Central Arkansas, said. “Protecting competitive opportunities in a safe manner for our student-athletes was paramount in the review, and a delay to the spring allows campuses and athletic departments to get a better handle on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”last_img read more

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment makes esports hires

first_imgKroenke Sports & Entertainment has hired ESPN Senior Editor Ryan Garfat and former YouTube & Riot Games employee Alex Rubens, as reported by ESPN.The hires will lead operations for the company’s esports properties, Overwatch League’s Los Angeles Gladiators and Call of Duty League’s Los Angeles Guerrillas.Photo credit: Overwatch LeagueRELATED: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment acquires Call of Duty franchise spotGarfat and Rubens are the first hires for Kroenke Sports & Entertainment’s esports efforts.Josh Kroenke, Vice Chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, who made the hires, spoke to ESPN: “[Alex and Ryan] both have a wide variety of experience across the esports world. Not just the esports world, but the gaming community in general. They both bring different types of experience to the table both on the business side and team operation side just because of their exposure and their experiences.“We’re very ambitious now with the Hollywood Park project, to say the least. We took on a lot there and when we started to think through the performance venue, way back to our initial Gladiators investment, we thought it was a great way, an additional way to bring a completely different demographic than we would attract with the Rams. We’re really excited to push the possibilities. Los Angeles is the hotbed of the gaming community and we’re really excited.”RELATED: Sentinels CEO sues Kroenke Sports & EntertainmentEarlier in July, the group was aiming to acquire Echo Fox’s slot in the LCS, but the proposal was dismissed. The slot was later sold to Evil Geniuses following Echo Fox’s official removal by Riot Games.Esports Insider says: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has a busy schedule for 2020, with home and away matches for both of its franchises getting underway. These two complementary hires will likely help the company as it starts to solidify its upcoming plans in the industry.ESI Autumn Forum – Find out morelast_img read more