The Empire 8 Presidents Council will make a decision regarding winter competition in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s swimming and diving by October 1. Empire 8 regular season competition in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball is currently scheduled to begin on January 5, 2021, provided it is safe to do so at that time.

The health and wellness of our athletes and campus communities will continue to be a top priority as we evaluate winter sport options.

Empire 8 Presidents Council

Mark Zupan, Alfred University
Chuck Lindsay, Elmira College
Margaret Drugovich, Hartwick College
Shirley Mullen, Houghton College
Amy Storey, Keuka College
Elizabeth Paul, Nazareth College
Christopher Ames, Russell Sage College
Gerard Rooney, St. John Fisher College
Laura Casamento, Utica College


The members of the Empire 8 Conference are committed first and foremost to the pursuit of academic excellence and the league is regarded as an outstanding NCAA Division III conference. The membership has distinguished itself among its peer group for its quality institutions, spirited and sportsmanlike competition, outstanding services and highly ethical policies and practices. Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the E8. For more on the Empire 8 visit


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