CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – As with all intercollegiate athletics conferences and institutions across the country, the Big South Conference and its member institutions have been exploring efficiencies to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. While minimizing the impact on the quality of the Big South student-athlete experience was a primary guideline in the evaluation of appropriate efficiencies, all areas of Conference operations, regular season competition, and championships formats received scrutiny.
The thorough and painstaking process resulted in the approval by the Big South Conference Executive Committee of several actions for the 2020-21 season, the highlights of which include:
“The actions taken by the Big South Executive Committee are unprecedented, but we are in unprecedented times,” commented Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander. “While we couldn’t avoid some impact, I am proud of the collaborative process our member institutions undertook to be strategic in protecting the Big South student-athlete experience long-term. With the recent expansion of membership in a smart, regional manner, success in corporate partnership growth, and excellence on the field of play, the future of the Big South remains extremely bright.”
The 2020-21 Big South championship schedule and hosts are still being finalized and will be announced at a later date.