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NAIA Moves Football Championship to Spring 2021

NAIA Moves Football Championship to Spring 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today (July 31) the decision by the Council of Presidents (COP) to postpone the football national championship until Spring 2021. 

This decision still allows NAIA conferences, including the Mid-Stats Football Association (MSFA), the flexibility to play their regular-season games in the fall, winter, or spring.

During the July 28 COP meeting, it was determined that football required additional attention since the sport often operates outside of the regular conference structure. Because of this, the COP delayed its determination of football in order to give COP members adequate time to gain feedback from their respective colleagues before voting.

To read the full NAIA release on the football national championship decision click here. For all COVID-19 updates please visit the COVID-19 updates page on or click here.