BREAKING: Liberty League Announces Plan to Return, MIT Cancels Fall Sports


Earlier today, Liberty League commissioner Tracy King announced that the Division III conference has agreed on a plan to return to athletics this fall. The plan emphasizes competition against Liberty League schools and allows for two additional non-league opponents.

The announcement also mentioned that "teams competing in individual sports will compete in smaller events with fewer competitors."


The Liberty League is home to 12 universities, although each school resides in the state of New York, allowing for greater compliance with state mandates and guidelines throughout the conference.


Last month, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) -- a member of the Liberty League --announced that they would be cancelling fall sports for the upcoming fall semester.

In a separate decision, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced today that they will be cancelling all sports for the upcoming fall semester. MIT is a member of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), a conference that has not yet made an announcement regarding the status of fall sports. The Engineers of MIT were one of the top cross country programs in the NCAA last year on both the men's and women's sides. The women finished 7th as a team at the 2019 NCAA XC Championships while the men's team placed 9th.


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