Mar 13, 2020 2:40 AM

Salina Liberty schedule is on hold

Posted Mar 13, 2020 2:40 AM

On Thursday, the Champions Indoor Football League announced that the league will be delaying the season due to the COVID-19 virus concerns.

The decision was derived after multiple facilities and municipalities throughout the league restricted them from playing games.

CIF commissioner, Ricky Bertz, said the intent of the league was to proceed with the original schedule, but the league had no choice, based on current proactive restrictions being implemented throughout the country, regarding the COVID-19 virus. 

The Salina Liberty organization noted that it supports the decision of the league. "The health and safety of the community, players and our fans are most important. We are following the protocol set forth by the sports industry and our intent, in Salina, is to resume the season as soon as the health concerns have been minimized," the organization noted in a news release. 

The CIF will implement approximately a 30-day delay to the season. During that time, the league will continue to evaluate all options. 

The Salina Liberty organization will update information as it becomes available. 

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UPDATE: Kansas cancels state basketball tournaments

UPDATE 8:45 p.m. Thursday: According to the Kansas High School Activities Association website, "After the conclusion of the quarterfinal round, the 2020 KSHSAA State Basketball Tournament will be canceled. Given the escalating concerns regarding COVID-19, the best decision for the safety of the student-athletes and spectators was to cancel the remainder of this championship tournament. The KSHSAA regrets the lost opportunity for teams and players that have worked to achieve their goals."


Currently all tournament sites are proceeding as scheduled with fans. We encourage everyone attending a state basketball tournament to continue to take the proper precautions in preventing illness transmission including proper and frequent hand washing with soap or sanitizer, covering the face when coughing or sneezing and keeping your hands away from your face. Anyone who is feeling sick or suffers from a significant health issue should stay home.

KSHSAA is continuing to monitor the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas State Department of Education regarding the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation.

All state basketball tournament sites are working diligently and taking additional precautions to provide the safest possible environment for the teams, fans and workers. We will continue to monitor new information from our public health organizations as it becomes available and make any changes to the state basketball tournaments if needed. Any updates will be provided at and through Twitter (@KSHSAA).

Additional Resources:

KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center

CDC Coronavirus Information