The Landmark Conference, which includes the University of Scranton, is targeting Feb. 5 to resume athletics.
The conference’s Presidents’ Council agreed to reconvene during the first week in January to consider the latest regional and local recommendations and guidelines before making a final decision for sports’ return.
If conditions allow, the conference will conduct a men’s and women’s basketball schedule and postseason that will begin no earlier than Feb. 5. The start date would allow Landmark institutions to play the minimum number of games required for NCAA Championship participation, if held.
The conference won’t have an indoor track and field championship because of in-person gathering restrictions and the number of staff needed to conduct the event. The conference is searching for alternate models and competitive opportunities for swimming and diving, which would not happen before Feb. 5.
The council will provide schedules and championship information for winter sports at its next meeting in January, where the conference will update the status of fall sports during the spring semester along with spring sports schedule modifications and championship formats.