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AVON, Ohio. – Crossroads League Commissioner, Larry DeSimpelare, issued the following statement on Monday while addressing the league’s plans for the upcoming fall sports seasons.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a member of the Crossroads League.

Crossroads League Statement:

The Crossroads League supports the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) governing body and the difficult decisions being made around the country. Our Council of Presidents and Athletic Directors continue to meet and assess competition within the Crossroads League. The Crossroads League is committed to holding athletic contests for the 2020-2021 school year. The commitment follows the current guidelines established by our local and state health departments, the Centers of Disease Control and the NAIA. If changes occur within any of these organizations, the Crossroads League will assess recommendations and make appropriate adjustments to our planned schedule of athletic competitions.

Our administrators and leaders have been tremendous advocates for the health, safety and well-being of all coaches, support personnel and student-athletes. The Crossroads League is committed to providing the best practices available to maintain safety and health of our student-athletes and athletic personnel.

We will continue to monitor this situation daily and diligently work to fulfil our obligation to our members and student-athletes to explore all options for competition, with health and safety as a priority.

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