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Arkansas coaches release statements following SEC's decision to postpone three sports through August 31st

Statements on the postponement of SEC soccer and volleyball seasons from soccer head coach Colby Hale and volleyball head coach Jason Watson are below
Credit: Arkansas Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Statements on the postponement of SEC soccer and volleyball seasons from soccer head coach Colby Hale and volleyball head coach Jason Watson are below.

For Arkansas, six soccer matches – including two preseason scrimmages – and three volleyball matches will be affected by the postponement. The Razorbacks’ cross country teams are scheduled to open their seasons on Sept. 4 on their home course at the Arkansas Preview.

Colby Hale, Soccer Head Coach

“Throughout this process the top priority for all of us has been the health and well-being of our student-athletes, fans and staff. We all appreciate the hard work and leadership from Commissioner Sankey, Hunter and others during a very difficult time so we will continue to listen to the guidelines and information they provide. When the time comes, we’ll have a plan and be ready to go.”

Jason Watson, Volleyball Head Coach

“Together, our Athletic Department and the SEC, have made the safety of our student-athletes their overriding priority. The decision today to delay the start of our season is reflective of that shared priority. As a program, we’re committed to playing volleyball this Fall. That’s our goal. We are thankful for the countless hours people on our campus and at the SEC have spent, and continue to spend, on making our goal possible.”