Eagles May Play Football This Fall


Chadron State football may happen this fall on a limited basis, Eagles’ Athletic Director Joel Smith said Monday.

“We’re hoping to play a few games in October,” Smith said. “It depends primarily on whether all the teams that are interested in playing can comply with the COVID testing that the NCAA says is necessary.”

Smith added that not all the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams plan to play this fall, but a few besides the Eagles are exploring the possibilities. He added that the Eagles would like to play five games.

CSC Head Coach Jay Long said if the arrangements can be completed, the Eagles would practice for three weeks and play the games on Saturdays.  The NCAA has ruled that players can participate in five games without using a year of eligibility. 

About 130 Chadron State football players have been taking part in weight training and conditioning three times a week the past two weeks in anticipation of playing this fall.

The CSC women’s golf team is due to start its season on Monday, Sept. 14.  The cross country team is also expected to compete this fall, but the schedule is still being worked out, track coach Riley Northrup said.

Volleyball Coach Jennifer Stadler said Monday that no RMAC matches will be take place this fall. 

“All of our matches are going to be played in the spring, but we’re still trying to work out the schedules,” Stadler said.    

The CSC rodeo set for Sept. 11-13 will open the Central Rocky Mountain Region’s fall schedule, as usual, Coach Dustin Luper said Monday.