July 16, 2020 –
The Big East Conference has announced the plan for their six 2020 fall sports earlier today. The statements are as follows.
“Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Big East fall sports schedules will not include any non-conference competition.”
“No decision is being made at this time regarding Big East fall sports conference competition and championships. In the coming weeks the Big East will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats as appropriate. All decisions regarding fall conference competition will continue to be guided frost and foremost by the health and safety of the Big East campuses and their athletics program participants and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.”
The fall sports sponsored by the Big East are; men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, and field hockey. The winter sports seasons in the conference are not affected presently.
Villanova competes in the six sports listed above, and are nationally regarded in cross country. The Wildcats football team participates in the Colonial Athletic Association. No plans for the upcoming season have been disclosed at this time.
Temple competes in the league in field hockey.