By Matt Noonan
A big announcement is coming later today from the nutmeg state regarding plans for the upcoming fall high school sports season.
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) board of control will be meeting this afternoon – 2 p.m., to be exact – to review recommendations by the various sports committees to determine if it is safe to conduct athletic events during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
According to Shawn McFarland of the Hartford Courant, the CIAC could make some “modifications” to the upcoming fall season, including moving sports such as football to next spring to possibly holding virtual swim meets.
Moving football to next spring seems to be a possibility as nine of ten members of the sport’s committee voted to pushback the start of the season to next February instead of kicking-off the current season in September.
As of this morning, the 2020 CIAC football season, which will consist of six regular-season contests, will kick off Wednesday, September 23.