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RMAC postpones fall sports until spring

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- A day cancellation of the fall postseason by the NCAA, the RMAC announced that fall sports and championships, except cross country, would be delayed until spring. The sports impacted are: football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball.

That means the CSU Pueblo football team won't take the field until 2021. Before the announcement, which came late Thursday afternoon, Wristen talked about the cancellation of the playoffs.

"I feel for our seniors," said coach John Wristen on Thursday. "I feel for our kids that have invested so much time and energy for the shot to play for something. And now it's taken away from you and you've got to re-adjust."

The T-Wolves had already been forced into a conference-only schedule, which was originally scheduled to begin at Black Hills State on September 19th. The situation remains fluid, as the impacts of COVID-19 could further impact the schedule.

CHSAA also moved football season to the spring. That decision has left high school coaches and players worried that a spring season will hurt players' chances of being recruited. For his part, Wristen doesn't see an issue.

"What I'm trying to find is the gold nugget out there. What are you doing in the fall or the spring, it really makes no difference to me, because I'm going to wait and watch you play your senior year because I think that's where guys really develop the most. I'm anxious to see their heart and desire. I think that really shows what happens in the spring."

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Danny Mata

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