This fall was supposed to mark Bellarmine’s debut in Division I, but, like many things these days, it’s gonna have to wait. This morning, the Atlantic Sun Conference postponed fall sports, namely men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. The ASUN will attempt to hold those seasons in the spring. Winter sports (men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field) are on for now.
“Obviously this is a huge disappointment,” said ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart. “Anyone who follows college sports understands the dynamics that brought us to this decision, but that doesn’t mean we like it. My feelings right now? COVID stinks. If you weren’t putting my words into a public release, I might put it another way.”
Same, Mr. Gumbart, same.
Bellarmine is now a member of the ASUN in 17 sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. Bellarmine’s field hockey team, currently a Division I independent with plans to join the Mid-American Conference in 2021-22, will wait until the spring to play in according with the MAC’s plans.