FRISCO, Tx. (KPLC) - The Southland Conference announced Wednesday that it has reinstated full postseason brackets for the upcoming 2020-21 league championship events. The Southland announced last May that it would reduce some tournaments in half for precautionary financial reasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is really great news for Southland Conference student-athletes in so many sports, as we are all focused on their well-being and championship experiences,” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett in a statement. “While we have a lot of logistical details to work out in the coming weeks, and will proceed with all health and safety protocols at the forefront of our decision-making, we are heartened by this proposal from our athletic directors, and the approval by our presidents.”
The sports of baseball, softball, women’s tennis, volleyball and soccer were planned to include only the top four regular-season finishers. The championships would be played at the site of the No. 1 seeds.
With today’s announcement, the fields will be expanded back to the usual number of eight teams and the conference said it will likely return to the predetermined sites in some cases.