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    University to Begin Competition in Several Winter Sports

    January 27, 2021

    The University of Scranton department of athletics announced in early January that they plan to move forward with details laid out Monday by the Landmark Conference to begin competition in several winter sports beginning in early February.

    The sports that will move forward with the Landmark Conference's plan are men's and women's basketball, along with men's and women's swimming & diving.

    "All of us in The Landmark Conference and here at Scranton have worked very hard to provide an opportunity for our student-athletes to compete and have a full collegiate athletics experience," said Dave Martin, executive director of athletics. "We feel it is safe to move forward as we have multiple safety precautions and a vigorous testing program in place."

    Per the Landmark's statement yesterday, the conference's President's Council approved February 5 as the tentative start of its conference basketball schedule with the intent of submitting the league champion as the automatic-qualifier to the NCAA Division III postseason tournament.

    The league's swimming & diving championship will be conducted at campus sites over a three-weekend period with times/scores at different sites being compiled to crown top finishers in each event along with a league champion. This will tentatively begin on Feb. 13.

    The University of Scranton will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, and if circumstances warrant it, will stop athletics activities until deemed safe. Multiple safety precautions are being followed by the athletics department and the University, including an aggressive COVID testing program.

    More information, including schedules and championship information, will be posted on when it becomes available.

    For the full release from the Landmark Conference, click here. 

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