(WBNG) -- The State University of New York Athletic Conference announced the cancellation of winter sports on Monday.
In a press release on the SUNYAC website, the chair of the SUNYAC Presidents Erik Bitterbaum said:
"This was not an easy decision and I empathize with all of our student-athletes across the SUNYAC. However, despite our best efforts to plan for a winter season, our priority must be the health and safety of everyone involved with intercollegiate athletics, and our campuses as a whole."
There is no decision on the spring sports season at this time. The conference said it will continue internal planning for a possible spring season.