Panola College moves fall sports to spring

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The Fillies compete during the NJCAA National Tournament in Nov. 2019.

In compliance with the NJCAA – National Junior College Athletic Association – Panola College will move all fall and winter close-contact sports to the spring semester due to concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes volleyball and men and women’s basketball.

The NJCAA announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year on Monday, July 13.

“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student athletes,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President and CEO. “Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place.”

Updated schedules for volleyball, men and women’s basketball, and baseball are currently being developed and will be released as they become available. Due to rodeo not being regulated by the NJCAA, there have been no changes made to its fall schedule at this time.

For additional information or to view the NJCAA’s full 2020-21 plan of action, visit www.njcaa.org.