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Football out for Missouri Valley Conference this season


This news story was published on August 8, 2020.
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CEDAR FALLS – The Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has announced the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall.

In its unwavering commitment to providing meaningful and safe competitive opportunities for the Conference’s student-athletes, the MVFC will play a full eight-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the season with the FCS Playoffs. The Council also voted that competition in Fall 2020 be conducted at institutional discretion. The non-conference games that UNI football was scheduled to participate in were impacted when the Big Ten decided to go to a conference only schedule and the Big Sky pushed fall sports competition to the spring. The Panthers will not participate in non-conference games this fall and will look to reschedule those games in future years.

This week the NCAA Board of Governors decided to allow each division to determine whether a postseason would be held but stipulated that 50% of teams would need to participate in the regular-season to facilitate postseason in that sport. Nationally, the number of FCS teams participating fell below the 50% standard, leading to the loss of the postseason this fall.

The MVFC strongly supports moving the FCS championship to the spring. The schedule and timeline of the spring season have not been determined.

Panther fans who have already purchased season tickets have four options:

SPRING – Transfer your season tickets to the spring season. Panther Scholarship Club seat contributions are still required and must be pledged by October 1, 2020. Those that transfer their tickets to the spring and make their PSC pledge by the deadline will receive 200 Panther Points.

DONATE – Transfer the balance of your account to the Panther Scholarship Club as a 100% Tax-deductible donation.

CREDIT – Apply the balance of your account as a credit toward fall 2021 season tickets.

REFUND – Receive a full refund.

Season ticket holders have until Sept. 1 to make a selection. Those that do not make their selection by the deadline will automatically be enrolled in the SPRING option. If a spring season is not feasible, a UNI Athletics representative will reach out to all season ticket holders to assist them on the best option for their situation.

Panther volleyball, soccer and cross country are still preparing for their season which is slated to begin Sept. 18.

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