UMAC Provides Updates On Winter Sports Amid Pandemic
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Athletic Directors made a recommendation to suspend conference competition through the end of the year. The UMAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors have now supported this recommendation. The decision affects the winter sports including men's and women's basketball and men's and women's indoor track and field.
In the Twin Ports, this affects sports at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the College of St. Scholastica, and Northland College. According to the press release from UMAC, institutions are allowed to engage in non-conference competitions at their discretion.
Now conference competitions in winter sports will begin in 2021 with modified schedules for men's and women's basketball. They will finalize those plans once they get additional information including possibly NCAA Sports Science Institute requirements. They also need to take into account the confirmed NCAA Division III Championship dates.
Previously, the NCAA Division II Administrative Council made an announcement on August 20 that they did not recommend competitions for the fall. UMAC suspended basketball and indoor track and field for the fall semester.
UMAC further adds that their decisions related to winter sports competition have been made by following guidelines from state and local public health officials, NCAA SSA recommendations and requirements, and campus institutional policies. They will continue to monitor any changes during COVID-19. They will announce revised schedule for men's and women's basketball and men's and women's indoor track and field.
You can find the most up to date information on UMAC COVID-19 resource page.