The Kentucky State Thorobreds will not participate in athletics this fall.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announced athletic events will not be able to meet the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing, forcing the conference to cancel all fall competitions between its 14 members schools. Decisions on winter and spring sports will be made at a later date.
Kentucky State president Christopher Brown II said in a release that despite cancellation, the school will still honor all athletic scholarships this fall.
“Kentucky State University will honor all of the athletic scholarships extended to our current and incoming students and have begun the process to guarantee no loss of eligibility. The campus will seek safe alternatives for our student-athletes to remain competitive and engaged in amateur sportsmanship.”
President Brown added, “Be advised that campus and alumni leadership are hard at work developing new formats for campus activities, including homecoming and other traditional Thorobred events. It is our intention for Kentucky State University to be a sector leader in developing new models of campus-community engagement during this period of suspended conference competition.”
Kentucky State is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university in Frankfort with an enrollment of over 2,000 students.