SEVERE WX : Excessive Heat Warning View Alerts

Future of CCAA sports remains uncertain

The NCAA division one council recently voted to allow voluntary on-campus athletic activity for some fall and winter sports. With the coronavirus pandemic still looming, what about division two schools like Chico State?

Posted: May 21, 2020 11:56 PM
Updated: May 22, 2020 8:53 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico State, and twelve other schools governed by the CCAA are still going to have to wait before we see sports come back at this moment in time.

CCAA Commissioner Mitch Cox met with Action News Now and talked about the difficulties with guiding geographically different programs through the coronavirus pandemic.

"We have schools that go from the San Diego area up to Arcata and from rural to the big cities and so everybody's county is a little bit different," said Cox.

He added, "...we made a blanket decision as a group that there was no way that we could do this and realistically without students on campus it doesn't really make sense to have athletes on campus."

With a variety of unique situations, each CCAA school is under, there's no clear path to guaranteeing the safety and health of players, coaches, and other athletic staff.

Cox says, "We understand the importance that athletics plays. We all miss it terribly and it's been like that since March. We're all out of our element right now. We're used to doing athletics, and we're not doing that right now but we have to be conscious of the reality and the reality is that we're in the middle of a major health crisis and we have to be taking care of each other."

The commissioner is close to finishing his second year as the head of the CCAA. He's no stranger to dealing with a natural crisis. His first year was spent adjusting on the fly during the November 2018 Camp Fire.

As more information pours in, so will the CCAA's flexibility to bringing sports back.

While some sports may have an easier time adjusting to guidelines set by their governing conference Cox says the CCAA is moving forward with a one for all and all for one approach.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 101050

Reported Deaths: 3895
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles487612201
Riverside7139303
San Diego6882249
Orange5646136
San Bernardino4567176
Alameda304993
Santa Clara2688140
San Francisco240840
San Mateo196382
Kern194136
Tulare179679
Santa Barbara160412
Fresno153526
Contra Costa137537
Imperial135224
Sacramento131956
Ventura101732
San Joaquin77133
Kings6983
Stanislaus67028
Sonoma5244
Solano49920
Monterey4298
Marin42014
Merced2737
San Luis Obispo2631
Santa Cruz2052
Yolo20022
Placer1949
Napa1093
Humboldt982
Madera902
El Dorado800
San Benito762
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Del Norte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino230
Lake190
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn130
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Lassen40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 81°
Paradise
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 82°
Willows
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Today a heat wave continues but tomorrow night rain moves in, lasting into Saturday with much cooler temperatures. We warm up again on Tuesday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events