The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) announced on Wednesday morning that all sports, including football, will be suspended for the rest of the year.

The GLIAC participates in the NCAA's Division II, and features many smaller schools in the state of Michigan (Ferris State, Grand Valley State, Northern Michigan, etc.)

Here's the statement from GLIAC commissioner Kris Dunbar:

“The decision to suspend all sports competition this fall was extremely difficult.  After thoroughly reviewing federal, state, and NCAA SSI (Sport Science Institute) and Board of Governor's guidelines, it became apparent that conducting contests and championships this fall was insurmountable. My frustration and sadness for the coaches, student-athletes, families and fans is unmitigated. The league will continue to work on protocols for a safe return for our athletic programs, with the health and safety of our student-athletes and staff taking the highest priority.”

The league will revisit the possibility of playing sports this school year on January 1st, 2021.

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