San Diego State remains committed to fielding fall sports, despite an announcement Tuesday that most fall classes will be conducted online in the 23-school California State University system.

CSU Chancellor Timothy White said a majority of classes will be taught online because of ongoing coronavirus concerns.

“This planning approach is necessary,” White said, “because a course that might begin in a face-to-face modality would likely have to be switched to a virtual format during the term if a serious second wave of the pandemic occurs, as forecast.

“Virtual planning is necessary because it might not be possible for some students, faculty and staff to safely travel to campus.”