Practice continues despite season cancellation

There aren’t any games on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean the Gannon University football team is idle this semester. The Knights are practicing on a regular basis and are shown here working out Monday at McConnell Family Stadium.

The football team isn’t alone in keeping busy despite the Pennsylvania State Athletic Association’s decision to cancel all fall sports schedules. Most of the fall sports are busy practicing, although their practice schedules are varying in terms of how often those practices occur, said David Rung, director of athletics media relations.

Football, for example, will be holding more or less normal practice sessions for the next month or so before tapering off a bit. Other sports will ramp up a little later in the semester.

Winter and spring sports, meanwhile, are for the most part following their normal offseason regimens.

At this point, the Knights fall sports teams are planning to play games and matches in the spring, although the particulars haven’t yet been decided. It’s anticipated that the PSAC will have more information in that regard within the next month.

One reminder: the NCAA did cancel its fall sports championships, so that means no NCAA Division II champions will be crowned in football, soccer, cross country or men’s water polo until the fall of 2021.