FIU to delay start of fall sports until Sept. 16

School working with conference

Tony Gaiter IV #16, James Morgan #12, and Austin Maloney #15 of the FIU Golden Panthers celebrate a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Tony Gaiter IV #16, James Morgan #12, and Austin Maloney #15 of the FIU Golden Panthers celebrate a touchdown against the Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

MIAMI – FIU will delay the start of Fall sports until September 16.

The President of the University Mark Rosenberg released the following statement: “The health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. With this in mind, and based on the input from our FIU healthcare experts, the informed science surrounding Covid-19 and the current circumstances in our South Florida community, FIU will postpone all intercollegiate competitions through September 16. We are making this decision with an abundance of caution.”

Rosenberg added that the school is working with the Board of Trustees and Conference USA.

He encouraged every at FIU to practice social distancing, wash their hands, and wear a mask.


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