TCNJ joins Morehouse College to cancel fall sports season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The College of New Jersey has announced on Friday that their campus will reopen for the fall. However, while the campus will be open, their fall sports slate has been shut down. 

TCNJ President Dr. Kathryn A. Foster announced to the school that all high-density, high-risk sports have been canceled for the rest of 2020. Also, winter sports, including basketball and wrestling, have also lost their seasons.

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“These were not easy decisions for the college to make, but the health and safety of our student-athletes is our top priority,” TCNJ Executive Director of Athletics Amanda DeMartino said. “I know how disappointing this news is for our student-athletes, coaches and staff, especially our seniors. We will continue our work to determine the next steps for TCNJ Athletics and find the best way to move forward through these challenging times.”

Besides basketball and wrestling, the fall varsity sports that were lost were: Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey, Football, and Cross Country. Club sport Rugby was also lost in this decision. 

In addition, the fall cheerleading and dance season has been lost, as well. 

TCNJ joins Division II program Morehouse College in Atlanta to cancel their entire fall season. With the unknown risks due to the coronavirus pandemic moving forward in terms of sports, other college teams may follow suit in the weeks to come.

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