Coronavirus Update – March 19, 2020

This is to inform the campus community that, unfortunately but predictably, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents, upon the recommendation of the league’s athletic directors, voted today to cancel all spring athletic competition.  This decision is consistent with the vast majority of NCAA Division III athletic conferences throughout the country and, with it, comes the cancellation of our spring athletic season at Franklin College. 

The NCAA has announced that student-athletes who lose a spring season of participation as a result of this health crisis will automatically have that season restored, subject to meeting all other eligibility requirements.

My heart goes out to our student-athletes, especially our graduating seniors, as well as coaches and support staff, all of whom have worked so hard to prepare for this season.  Of course, the health and safety of those same individuals is the focus of this decision, as it should be, and those concerns must take precedence. 

I want to say to all our Grizzlies that we remain extremely proud of your representation of Franklin College in athletic competition, and we look forward to cheering on our Franklin College teams again next fall.

Kerry Prather


Kerry N. Prather │ President


Franklin College
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