GRR: NIRA Women
the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) DII league has suspended its regular season and its playoffs for this coming fall.
The decision was made in part because the member institutions, and the sporting conferences they compete in with other sports, have announced they won't be plying sports.
The Women's NCAA league has announced there will be no DIII league this coming fall.
National Intercollegiate Rugby Association Commissioner Amy Rusert distributed this announcement:
The NCAA Board of Governors was expected today to announce a halting or delay of fall sports championships, but stopped short of that recommendation.
American International College men's and women's rugby have announced that they will follow the lead of the university and the related sports conferences in not competing this fall.
The Northeast-10 Conference, which is where AIC plays most of its sports, announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all competition will be suspended through December 31.
Return to play in college rugby looks to be a confused cluster after this week.
Colleges around the USA are coming up with creative and disparate plans to get students back to school, and for rugby programs that isn’t necessarily good news.