United Collegiate Umpires to Delay Release of 2021 Umpire Schedules
Mahwah, NJ – September 9, 2020 – Due to continued COVID-19-related uncertainty, United Collegiate Umpires will delay the release of individual umpire schedules to an as-yet-to-be-determined date. Traditionally, UCU Division I conference assignments have been released on October 31, with Division I non-conference, Division III and junior college assignments released on December 31.
UCU Executive Vice President Alex Skandalis stated, “Since inception we have prioritized release of staff umpire schedules well in advance of the upcoming baseball season. This approach provides schedule certainty for umpires and, most important, allows for greater efficiency in responding to the inherent weather-related changes throughout our conference client’s geographical footprint. Despite the delay, our expectations remain that all 2021 schedules will be released in a timely manner, as soon as we possibly can do so.”
About United Collegiate Umpires
Founded in 2014, UCU supervises baseball conferences in Division I (America East, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Northeast Conference), Division III (Atlantic East, Empire 8, Liberty, NEAC, NJAC and SUNYAC), NJCAA Region III and XIX, Interstate Collegiate Baseball League, Metropolitan Collegiate Baseball League, New England Collegiate Baseball League, the New York Collegiate Baseball League and RussMatt Invitational. Offering superior continuing umpire education, UCU has participated in the implementation of training programs throughout the country, including several presentations made as part of the NCAA Umpire Improvement Program.
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Dan Miller, VP, Digital Media/Public Relations 201-906-2246 [email protected]