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California community colleges shift all sports to spring season for 2020-21 academic year California community colleges shift all sports to spring season for 2020-21 academic year
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The CIF State is expected to announce its plans for sports in 2020-21 on July 20 but the organization received a look Thursday at an approved collegiate model in the state.

The California Community College Athletic Association announced that all its sports — even the socially-distanced friendly ones — will be played in the spring of 2021 this coming school year.

The schedule depends on local and state guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, which is forcing high school, college and professional sports to reconsider their schedules.

The junior colleges will feature early and late spring seasons, with football starting practices on Jan. 18, 2021 in the early spring season.

The football season kickoffs about four weeks later on Feb. 13, 2021 and ends April 17.

Basketball and soccer are among the other sports in the early spring season.

The late spring season will run from March 27 through June 23.

All sports also playing seasons shortened by about 30 percent. Football, for example, will feature seven games.

There will be regional playoffs but no state championships.

The CCCAA features 110 colleges throughout the state and approximately 24,000 athletes.