MIAC announces plans for spring, postponed fall sports to continue

Wednesday, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference approved plans for spring and postponed fall sports.

Under the new plan, sports can begin competing as early as March 5, according to a release from the conference.

Following guidelines that have been put in place by the state’s health department, anyone participating in practices and competitions will be required to wear a face mask.

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MIAC is also expected to create policies regarding spectator attendance once competitions can be held outside. Spectators are not permitted if a competition is being held at an on-campus indoor facility.

Spring sports overseen by MIAC include baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track and field.

Postponed fall sports that will be played this spring include football, volleyball, cross country and soccer. Conference championships will not be held for fall sports that are competing this spring.

According to the conference, institutions that are members of MIAC can decide whether they will participate in competition this spring.