“After careful deliberation, weighing all the factors as presented, and given the current uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the OVC Board of Presidents voted to postpone the conference’s fall sports to the spring,” said Ohio Valley Conference commissioner Beth DeBauche.
Georgia State still has its eight-game Sun Belt Conference Stadium on the schedule, along with non-conference games against Charlotte and East Carolina. Another non-conference game against Alabama was cancelled when the Southeastern Conference opted to play a conference-only schedule.
The Panthers will open the season on Sept. 14 against Louisiana.
Georgia State finished 7-6 last season, 4-4 in the conference. The Panthers tied a school record for victories and earned their second bowl berth in three seasons under coach Shawn Elliott.
Georgia State upset Tennessee 38-30 last season for the program’s first win over a Power-5 opponent.