In a typical year, the arrival of August would coincide with a new season of college soccer.
But the spread of COVID-19 and a lack of coordinated national response has left fall sports in an extremely tenuous position. Five Division I leagues have already announced the postponement of the 2020 fall season.
While there is a long list of news that has been released over the past month regarding all levels of college soccer, check out the status of each Division I conference below.
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ASUN: The league announced on July 24 that no regular-season games will take place before September 18. Another reassessment for fall sports will take place on August 6.
American Athletic: Fall Olympic sports will be delayed until at least September 1. Updated on August 5, men's soccer programs in the AAC will play a 10-match double-round-robin schedule of conference matches on September 5. Women's programs will play an eight-match single-round-robin schedule of conference matches starting on September 6.
America East: On July 16, the conference announced that fall sports would be postponed.
Atlantic 10: Fall sports have been postponed, with an aim to compete in the spring. A mid-September “look-in” window is going to be considered among conference teams should it prove to be safe.
ACC: The league announced that it would try and play six-game conference seasons starting on September 10.
CAA: Five programs have announced that they wouldn’t compete in fall sports, which was supported by the conference.
Big East: Having already announced plans to bracket off teams in the Midwest and East, the conference announced plans for conference-only competition in the fall.
Big Sky: Fall sports will begin on September 18, at the very earliest.
Big South: The league announced last week that competition will start on September 3.
Big Ten: An early July announcement confirmed a conference-only schedule for the Big Ten.
Big West: The conference announced on July 28 that fall sports will be postponed, with an attempt to play in spring.
Big 12: No decision has been announced for the fall season.
Conference USA: The conference hasn’t announced on confirmed plans for the fall.
Horizon League: Competition will not begin before October 1.
Ivy League: The conference became the first to officially postpone the fall season back on July 8, with no athletic competition taking place in 2020.
MAAC: The conference announced on July 27 that it will cancel fall sports. A decision will be made whether or not to compete in the spring at a later date.
MAC: September 3 has been set as the starting date for Fall Olympic sports.
MVC: On July 27, the league announced a delayed start to a potential conference-only season. Men's and women's soccer would begin on September 18.
Mountain West: The conference announced on August 5 that fall sports would begin no sooner than September 26.
OVC: Action has been postponed until September 17 for conference-only games.
Pac-12: Both men’s and women’s soccer will play conference-only schedules, pandemic-permitting, in the fall.
Patriot League: The conference became the second league to postpone/cancel fall sports in 2020, with an eye towards playing in the spring.
SEC: The start of the season for soccer has been delayed until at least August 31.
Southern: No decision has been announced for fall sports.
Southland: Competition for soccer can begin on September 1.
SWAC: Fall sports have been moved to spring.
Summit League: The conference announced this week that competition for fall sports would begin on September 23 and play conference games only.
Sun Belt: September 3 is the target date to begin fall competition.
WCC: No games will take place until at least September 24.
WAC: Women’s soccer will begin on September 10 at the earliest for women’s soccer, and September 16 for men’s soccer.