In a letter published on the school's website, Morehouse College President David A. Thomas has announced the cancellation of all Maroon Tiger Fall sports.
"This will affect our cross country and football sponsored athletic teams, said Thomas. I want all of our scholar-athletes, parents, and alumni to know that the College will honor all athletic scholarship awards."
"Like all of the decisions we've made related to COVID-19, this was a difficult one but was made with the health and well-being of our students and community in mind," Thomas continued. "It follows my intention to maintain a safe campus in hopes that our students will be able to return in August. Our Maroon Tiger teams travel to other NCAA institutions and cannot compete without breaking from social distancing guidelines still maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sporting events also invite individuals to our campus who will not be subject to the testing and monitoring that we plan to implement for our students, faculty, and staff."
A decision regarding the Winter and Spring athletic seasons will be "forthcoming later in the year".