Empire 8 Announcement on Spring Sports

General | 2/16/2021 8:59:00 AM

During their February 11th meeting, the Empire 8 Presidents Council unanimously affirmed plans to proceed with spring sports competition. All plans remain contingent upon federal, state and local health guidance and the status of all contests will be subject to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The Empire 8 has adopted more robust testing standards than the NCAA guidelines for intermediate and low risk sports in the interest of student-athlete health and safety.
Schedules are being modified and will be posted on the conference and member institutions social media and websites shortly.
Empire 8 Presidents Council
Mark Zupan, Alfred University
Chuck Lindsay, Elmira College
Margaret Drugovich, Hartwick College
Shirley Mullen, Houghton College
Amy Storey, Keuka College
Elizabeth Paul, Nazareth College
Christopher Ames, Russell Sage College
Gerard Rooney, St. John Fisher College
Laura Casamento, Utica College
The members of the Empire 8 Conference are committed first and foremost to the pursuit of academic excellence and the league is regarded as an outstanding NCAA Division III conference. The membership has distinguished itself among its peer group for its quality institutions, spirited and sportsmanlike competition, outstanding services and highly ethical policies and practices. Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the E8. For more on the Empire 8 visit www.empire8.com.