MOORHEAD, MINN. (7/28/20)---The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference office announced that football, volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s cross country and women’s cross country have been postponed until the spring season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The league also announced that men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis will continue to be played as scheduled in the fall with conference matches only.
The conference is working to develop spring schedules for those sports, which have been deemed at medium- or high-risk for coronavirus transmission by the NCAA.
Men's and women's golf and tennis - categorized as low-risk sports - will be permitted to compete against conference opponents only this fall in accordance with campus, state, and NCAA health directives, as well as the MIAC's Return-to-Athletics Plan. The Presidents' Council continues to support institutional autonomy regarding the decision to participate in intercollegiate athletics this fall.
With guidance from the NCAA and Minnesota Department of Health, the MIAC has spent several months developing a return-to-athletics plan to outline the guidelines, best practices, and circumstances necessary for MIAC sports to resume while prioritizing the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and campus communities.
Training, practice, and other athletically-related activities for all teams will be permitted in accordance with NCAA Division III rules and campus, state, and NCAA health directives.
With new information and guidelines being shared by the NCAA and public health officials regularly, the MIAC will continue to evaluate options for the upcoming winter season and beyond, providing appropriate updates as they become available.
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