Fall sports at Hampton University have been suspended for the 2020 season. In a July 13 letter from Director of Athletics Eugene Marshall, Jr., Hampton has joined the likes of the CIAA and SIAC by suspending fall sports over health concerns stemming from COVID-19.
The letter leaves room for a glimmer of hope for a spring revival of fall sports stating that, “If conditions permit, we anticipate resuming all athletic related activities during the spring semester 2021. The spring semester will consist of both winter and spring sports.” But only time will tell if that hope becomes reality. Read the full letter below.
I hope this communication finds you and your loved ones well during this challenging time. Out of Concern for the spread of COVID-19 among our athletes and members of other HU constituent groups, all fall sports have been suspended.
If conditions permit, we anticipate resuming all athletic-related activities during the spring semester 2021. The spring semester will consist of both winter and spring sports.
Please understand that this decision was not taken lightly. But it was done in the best interest of our Hampton University students, student-athletes, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and fans.
I am extremely confident that we will work through these challenging times together! Please stay in continuous communication with your coaches, academic support staff and athletic staff for updated information.
As well as providing up with the opportunity to see how you and your family are doing.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Eugene Marshall, Jr.
Director of Athletics
Department of Athletics