After the NCAA issued it’s return-to-sport guidelines in mid-July, many Division II conferences made the decision to suspend fall athletics with the hope of playing in the spring. The Great Lakes Valley Conference also made the call to postpone football, soccer and volleyball until second semester. GLVC Commissioner Jim Naumovich said lower division schools can’t afford the COVID testing that the NCAA requires within 72 hours of competition in high contact risk sports…..

Commissioner Naumovich said the GLVC’s decision was based on their three-state region….

GLVC Commissioner Jim Naumovich said low contact risk fall sports of cross country, golf and tennis can continue as scheduled. A decision on the winter sports of basketball and wrestling will come by October 1st. The full interview with Naumovich can be found on the Chariton Valley Magic City Sports Talk page in the sports section of