MIAC Cancels Spring Sports Season

The MIAC office cancelled the 2020 regular season and postseason championships for spring sports.
The MIAC office cancelled the 2020 regular season and postseason championships for spring sports.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (3/13/20)---The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) office announced on Friday that it has cancelled the 2020 conference regular season and postseason championships for spring sports, effective immediately.

Statement from the MIAC:

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Presidents' Council has voted to cancel the 2020 conference regular season and postseason championships for spring-sports through the remainder of the academic year, effective immediately. The decision was based on the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, following the lead of the NCAA canceling spring-sport championships and many other conferences canceling their spring seasons.

The MIAC shares in the disappointment that this difficult decision will bring to student-athletes, families, coaches, and fans; however, the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that for the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, athletic staff, and campus communities, it is no longer feasible for conference athletic activities to continue at this time.

Each MIAC institution will make independent decisions regarding spring non-conference competition. The MIAC is working with the NCAA regarding eligibility for all student-athletes affected by the nationwide health pandemic.