Most, but not all fall sports in the Great Lakes Valley Conference won’t take place until 2021. The GLVC Council of Presidents announced its decision to postpone the majority of the fall athletic season to the second semester. The fall sports of football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball will have regular-season competition and GLVC Championships conducted in the second semester, while the sports of men’s and women’s cross country will still be permitted to compete this fall with the 2020 GLVC Cross Country Championships slated for October 24th. Men’s and women’s golf and tennis will also be allowed to compete in their non-championship segments in the fall and continue their season into the spring when their respective championship seasons begin. GLVC Commissioner Jim Naumovich said the changes were based on the how a sport was classified in regard to contact…..

Truman State University Director of Athletics Jerry Wollmering said there are a couple hurdles Division II athletic departments face when trying to test student-athletes…..

As for winter sports, Naumovich said a deadline of October 1st was set to determine what to do with basketball and wrestling.

The GLVC winter sports of swimming and diving, indoor track and field and bowling can proceed as scheduled.

Wollmering was asked what fall student-athletes can do when back on campus….

The NCAA has yet to determine the final status of its fall national championships. That will weigh into how the GLVC puts together a framework for schedules in the second semester.

You can hear full interviews with Jim Naumovich and Jerry Wollmering by going to the Chariton Valley Magic City Sports Talk page in the sports section of