Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute won’t take part in NCAA fall sports this year. The university made the announcement Tuesday morning as part of its “Return to Campus-Based Operations Plan.”
Athletics and Intramural Sports: For NCAA programs, Institute teams will not participate in intercollegiate athletics during the Fall 2020 season. The decision to participate in intercollegiate athletic competitions during the Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 seasons will be made at an appropriate time, and will be informed by an evaluation of the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute will continue to confer with the NCAA, the ECAC, and the Liberty League regarding subsequent decisions. Our recreation and intramural programs will be in complete alignment with federal, state, county, and institutional health and safety policies and protocols for testing, tracing, tracking,treatment, and quarantine or isolation as necessary.
RPI and Williams College both canceled their fall sports this season. Williams College and RPI play one another.
RPI is the Alumni of NFL kicker Andrew Franks.