BUCS, the governing body of sport in the U.K. (it's their version of the NCAA or NAIA) has issued the following statement regarding playing university sport this upcoming year:
“Next season, the majority of BUCS leagues will take place between January and April 2021.
The decision to focus on Term 2 is a result of feedback from our members, who want to be able to support students in their preparation for returning to competitive team sport.
The 2020-21 season will be considered a ‘bridging season’ with no promotion or relegation at the conclusion of competition. League standings from 2019-20 will be used to create the 2021-22 league structures for those institutions who maintain affiliation to BUCS in 2020-21.
Please note, the size of leagues, and the inclusion of cup knockout competitions alongside the league programme, is still under review.”
Read the full story here: https://www.bucs.org.uk/return-to-play.html