Mountain West postpones fall sports season


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Boise State University won’t be suiting up for sports this fall.

The Mountain West Conference on Monday announced an “indefinite postponement” to its fall sports lineup due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

CBS2 reports the indefinite postponement affects men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

“Despite everything that has been thrown in their way over the last several months, our student-athletes, coaches and staff had been preparing for a 2020 season,” said Curt Apsey, Boise State athletic director. “They were ready for every possible uncertainty, but in the end, the physical and mental well-being of student-athletes across the conference necessitated today’s announcement.”

“I am so appreciative of all the efforts to this point, and I feel deeply for everyone that has been working towards a championship-caliber season, especially our student-athletes.”

The conference could potentially play games in the spring, including football.

The university had been prepping for a wildly different look for Bronco home football games this season, including social distanced fans, sanitation stations, a no-entry policy and tail-gating changes.

But that now is a moot point.