Cal men’s water polo season on hold through 2020

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It seemed like only a matter of time before the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, or MPSF, would delay the men’s water polo season, and now the fateful day has come.

Bearing in mind the continued threat posed by the novel coronavirus, the MPSF determined earlier this week that the men’s water polo season originally scheduled for fall 2020 will not take place during this calendar year.

On Tuesday, the Pac-12 canceled all fall sports until 2021.

There is much uncertainty about when MPSF water polo action will return, but clarity should be on the horizon. The NCAA will determine the status of fall championships by Aug. 21, a ruling that will be key to constructing a plan for carrying out the water polo season if it is to take place at all.

In the meantime, the Bears will eagerly await a chance to build on last season’s second-place finish at the MPSF championships.

Ethan Moutes covers men’s water polo. Contact him at [email protected].