In an open letter from Bowdoin College president Clayton Rose to the college’s community, it was announced that all sports at the school – including men’s and women’s hockey – won’t play until Jan. 1 at the earliest.
The decision was made mostly in part due to the school not having students on campus for the fall.
“Athletics is an important part of the Bowdoin experience for so many of our students,” said Rose. “Unfortunately, given that we will not have all students on campus in the fall, we will not be participating in fall and winter varsity sports during the fall semester. The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is developing plans for fall, winter, and spring sports regarding the ways in which coaches will be permitted to engage with their teams, and we anticipate providing opportunities for our coaches to work with their student-athletes from each sport season in the fall. The conference’s most recent statement can be found later in this message.
“As I have already noted, I am hopeful that there will be an opportunity for the winter, spring, and possibly fall varsity athletes to participate and compete in some form after January 1.”
Several schools are dealing with what athletics will look like in the fall and winter if classes aren’t happening as scheduled.