Bowdoin College Sitting Out Fall Sports

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Bowdoin College isn’t waiting any longer.

The NCAA Division III private liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine, announced Monday that it won’t be playing football or any other sports during the upcoming fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is for “winter, spring, and possibly fall athletes to participate and compete in some form after January 1.”

“This is one of the very disappointing outcomes of our plan,” said the athletics section of a wider announcement dealing how Bowdoin will handle the 2020-21 school year. “Athletics is a central part of the Bowdoin experience for many of our students and for the College more generally.”

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