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Delayed sports will begin Jan. 26


Last updated 10/24/2020 at 2:36pm

RICHARDSON, Texas — Fall sports that were pushed to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic will begin as early as Jan. 26, following spring schedule approvals from the Lone Star Conference’s Council of Presidents.

Eastern New Mexico University is included in each of the 2021 spring schedules for football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer, according to a release from the conference office.

The following criteria was listed for those seasons:

• Football: The season will include five LSC teams beginning Feb. 27. The Greyhounds would host Midwestern State Feb. 27 before visiting Texas A&M-Kingsville March 6. Following a bye week, Eastern New Mexico would host Western New Mexico and close out the season against Texas-Permian Basin March 27. April 3 is set aside as a date for any makeup games, if necessary.

• Volleyball: All 18 LSC schools will participate in volleyball, with Oklahoma Christian reviving its program. Regular season competition runs Jan. 26-March 10, with March 15-20 reserved for makeup contests. Teams will play a 10-match conference season inside their six-team divisions, with a home match and road match against each division foe. All 18 teams will qualify for the conference tournament, with March 24 pool play, March 30 first-round and quarterfinals, March 31 semifinals and an April 6 championship.

The Greyhounds will open the season with a three-game homestand, starting Jan. 26 against Texas-Permian Basin followed by Jan. 27 against Western New Mexico and Feb. 2 against West Texas A&M. They won’t be home again until they face Angelo State and Texas-Tyler in a back-to-back March 9-10.

• Men’s soccer: The LSC’s 10 men’s teams will play in two divisions, with the seven-game schedule featuring all four division foes plus three additional conference games. The Greyhounds will face Lubbock Christian and West Texas A&M twice.

The Greyhounds will open the season Feb. 16 at Lubbock Christian, then make their home debut Feb. 23 at West Texas A&M. Other home matches include March 9 against Oklahoma Christian and March 23 against Lubbock Christian.

• Women’s soccer: The LSC’s 14 women’s teams will play in two divisions, with the seven-game schedule featuring six division games and one additional conference game.

Eastern New Mexico will host Texas-Permian Basin Feb. 17, and have home matches March 3 against Texas A&M-International and March 17 against Angelo State.

All men’s and women’s soccer teams will make the championship stage. The first round will be April 3, followed by April 6 quarterfinals, April 10 semifinals and an April 13 championship. All matches will take place at on-campus sites.


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