WATERVILLE – The North Atlantic Conference announced on Monday afternoon, that it would not be sponsoring conference competition for basketball or swimming and diving.
Swimmers and divers will have the opportunity for a virtual invitational in March. The NAC postponed the conference’s first official swimming and diving season.
All athletes will retain their year of eligibility for participating in practices, and the games individual schools choose to schedule.
Husson Athletic Director Frank Pergolizzi said, on Monday evening, the Eagles will be playing, mostly against in state schools, but wants to give athletes the chance to play.
“We anticipated that this is the action the conference would take, and what the presidents would support, so it wasn’t any sort of a surprise,” said Pergolizzi.
Athletes returned to campus on Monday, and the school hopes to start a schedule in February.