TAYLOR COUNTY—The Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) announced on Friday that the 2020 fall season will not occur now due to safety concerns rising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Following lengthy conversations with key stakeholders throughout the league and a vote by the 10 member institutions, the decision was ultimately made to cancel the fall season.
A discussion to move to the spring season has been tossed around, and the league has announced that more details will be released at a later date.
The CSFL is comprised of 10 member institutions including Alderson Broaddus University, Army West Point, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Cornell University, Mansfield University, the Naval Academy, Post University, the University of Pennsylvania, and St. Thomas Aquinas College.
“Administrators and coaches of the CSFL have had lengthy conversations that led to today’s announcement,” stated CSFL Commissioner Dan Mara. “While we would very much like to be playing this fall, the CSFL believes this is the best decision for the safety and welfare of our student-athletes. Conversations will be ongoing in regards to the structure of a spring season, and how coaches and student-athletes can engage through conditioning and practices during the fall months. Once decisions have been made on those items, and other topics, the CSFL will make an announcement so that all parties can plan accordingly.”
Sprint football is a full-contact, intercollegiate, varsity sport that features the same rules as NCAA football, except that all players must weigh 178.0 pounds or less. The league has been in existence since prior to World War II.