Spring sports competition in the SIAC will be delayed until March, the conference announced Friday.
“In light of the fluid and dynamic nature of unfolding COVID-19 related developments, this decision was primarily informed by a desire to protect the health and safety of SIAC student-athletes, staff and stakeholders, while also attempting to preserve critically important opportunities for student-athletes to resume conference competition at some point going forward,” said SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore. “The SIAC will continue to closely monitor developments and make further adjustments as may be required.”
Sports impacted by the decision include baseball, women’s basketball, tennis, golf and softball.
The league said each SIAC school shall retain the autonomy to independently participate in non-conference competition and honor pre-existing contractual obligations.
Team activities, practice and training opportunities against competition will be determined and defined by each member institution that will adhere and observe NCAA Core Principles of Resocialization of Collegiate Sport and state, local, and CDC COVID-related public health protocols.