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Horizon League to hold off on sports until October

Horizon League (PFW campus in background)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- Purdue Fort Wayne won't get to compete in it's new conference for at least a few months.

Thursday, the Horizon League announced it's decision to suspend all of its schools' fall sports. The League won't start competition until October 1 at the earliest.

The Mastodons officially joined the Horizon League on July 1st.

Kelley Hartley Hutton, Purdue Fort Wayne director of athletics, released this statement on Thursday:

"With the safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff as a guiding principle, it became clear postponing fall competition was the correct decision. Our staff and coaches, with the guidance of medical experts, have worked countless hours the last several months to develop plans and protocols to create a safe environment to train. I applaud their work and am so grateful for their commitment to our student-athletes. This work will continue as we prepare for competition when conditions allow."

Zach Groth

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