NAIA COP Moves Football Title Game To Spring of 2021
– The NAIA Council of Presidents (COP) voted Friday, July 31, to postpone the football national championship until spring 2021. This decision comes on the heels of the COP voting on Tuesday to postpone all other fall sport championships until the spring. This decision still allows NAIA conferences the flexibility to play their regular season 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. The additional time was to allow COP members to have adequate opportunity to gain feedback from their respective colleagues before voting.
The decision was announced by Arvid Johnson, Chair of the NAIA COP, and Jim Carr, President of the NAIA. Johnson, the University of St. Francis president, stated, “The decision regarding the football championship required additional attention since the sport often operates outside of the regular conference structure.” Johnson added, “The extra time allotted was to ensure that the COP representatives had adequate opportunity to gain feedback from their conference colleagues.”NAIA FB Championship 2020 logo
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