Given the uncertainty associated with COVID-19 and the need to fully assess the ability of member institutions to adhere to the NCAA guidelines for return to practice and competition, the Lone Star Conference Council of Presidents voted to delay the start of practice for all fall sports to no earlier than August 24, 2020.
Fall sports competition, if subsequently approved by the Conference, will begin no earlier than the week of September 21, 2020.
The LSC Council of Presidents will reconvene before the start of the fall season to review updated public health information and any new directives or information from federal, state and local officials to make a final determination regarding fall sports.
"West Texas A&M University intends to participate in athletics competition this fall in each of the sports we sponsor. We have been working diligently towards this end, including the implementation of new safety protocols for participants and fans.
"Circumstances can change and revisions to existing schedules should be anticipated, particularly in football. The situation is evolving, but it is our intent to proceed unless State of Texas, Texas A&M University System, local or university officials determine safety concerns are untenable," WT athletic director Micheal McBroom said.