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MIAMI — For the first time since World War II, it looks like there won’t be any football in the fall of 2020 at Northeastern A&M.
The presidential advisory council of the National Junior College Athletic Association was to recommend in a special meeting Monday afternoon that the sport be moved to the spring because of COVID-19.
NJCAA President and CEO Dr. Christopher Parker had hinted that the move was in the works in a Twitter post Thursday, then The Athletic reported the same Sunday.
“The NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council, along with the NJCAA President & CEO and NJCAA Board Chair have recommended that a majority of NJCAA competition move to the spring semester of 2021. The organization is finalizing the plans that provide engagement, safety and regional leadership to support our student-athletes during the fall and spring semesters,” Parker's Twitter post said.
The NEO football seasons were cancelled in 1942, 1943 and 1944 because of World War II.
It returned in 1945 under Hall of Fame coach Red Robertson and would become a junior college power.
Plans regarding fall sports as well as a revised timetable for winter sports are expected to be addressed at Monday’s meeting.