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A tweet by Brett McMurphy of the Stadium Network surfaced late Friday, reporting that the SWAC planned to cancel fall sports Monday.

“Southwestern Athletic Conference will announce Monday it is canceling fall sports, sources told @Stadium. SWAC is latest FCS league that won’t play football in the fall,” McMurphy said in a tweet.

However, that report was quickly disputed by conference commissioner Charles McClelland.

“No decision has been made yet,” McClelland told The Baton Rouge Advocate. “Whoever put that report out is 100% not accurate, although I cannot say how our presidents will vote Monday.

Grambling State also released a statement regarding the report.

“Grambling State University has not released any decisions concerning our Fall 2020 sports schedule. The SWAC Council of Presidents have a scheduled meeting with our SWAC Commissioner on Monday, July 20, to continue discussions about fall sports,” the tweet said.

Southern University athletic director Roman Banks also told WAFB that nothing is official yet and that the conference will decide on what it will do with fall sports next week.


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