Seward County Deals with Covid 19 Uncertainty

Brock Kappelmann - April 8, 2020 3:53 pm

There are few certainties for Seward County coaches and athletes.  Sports is over the the 2019-20 NJCAA calendar year.  Students at SCCC are taking classes online while the campus is closed due to the stay at home order in Kansas.  But there are many uncertainties for coaches and athletes moving forward.  There are a few factors for coaches to consider:

Spring sports: If a student was signed to a letter of intent for 2019-20 as of March 16th, that student would be allowed to come back next year, under scholarship, and not be a counter to the maximum letter of intent limits.  If they are receiving an athletic scholarship in 2020-21, they will still need to be signed to a letter of intent.

Recruiting: The NJCAA has extended the restriction on face-to-face recruiting for another month (May 15th).  Only remote recruiting would be allowed.

Josh Abbott Band Concert: The concert remains postponed indefinitely.  The concert would have been Friday night.  Athletic director Dan Artamenko says there are just too many unknowns to decide upon a make up date.  Even next fall’s activities aren’t considered a lock.

Saints Athletics Hall of Fame: The class of 2020 has not been announced.  There obviously will not be a banquet this spring.  Artamenko says the hall of fame is on an indefinite hold.  He says it’s possible the hall of fame banquet could be next spring.  There has been no official decision due to the murky future due to Covid 19.

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