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The games can go on

The NCAA decided Wednesday to grant individual schools and conferences the authority to decide whether they will play scheduled athletic events, including this weekend's football games.

Our opinion is that we need to play this weekend. Readers have sent us their reaction.

D3football.com has asked officials at all 229 Division III institutions about the status of their contests, and of those that have responded with a definitive answer, the overwhelming majority has declared an intention to play on.

"The word I've been given from our athletic director is that the Iowa Conference's stance is to stick with business as usual whenever possible, and not let terrorism defeat us," said Central SID Larry Happel, who added each IIAC school is free to make its own decision.

"The only time an F&M game was cancelled was in 1963, at Ursinus when President Kennedy was assassinated," said Ed Haas, assistant director of athletics at Franklin & Marshall. And while that decision was the right one to make at that time, "we have no intention of ever doing that again."

F&M plays at Ursinus on Saturday; Ursinus planned to compete but noted they were continuing to evaluate the situation.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
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