A second college has canceled football and the rest of its fall sports due to COVID-19. Bowdoin College will join Morehouse College canceling their season.
Bowdoin College a small Division 3 school in Maine has canceled their football season. They were not very good last season, going 0-9, but it is still a huge blow to their program.
The Polar Bears were slated to open their season on Sept. 19 at Hamilton and conclude their season on Nov. 14 at Colby.
Bowdoin College announced that it would not be participating in the fall NESCAC season.
“This is one of the very disappointing outcomes of our plan,” Bowdoin President Clayton Rose said in a statement. “Athletics is a central part of the Bowdoin experience for many of our students and for the College more generally. NESCAC has not yet determined what will happen with conference play or how coaches in this extraordinary semester may interact with athletes on fall, winter, and spring teams during the fall semester, but I am hopeful that there will be significant opportunities this fall for coaches to work with those athletes who are both on and off-campus.
“Varsity athletes living on campus are likely to have in-person workout opportunities with coaches, but unfortunately, students living off-campus will not be permitted to participate in on-campus workouts.”