MCAC Cancels Fall Sports Impacting 7 Northland Community Colleges

Updated: July 06, 2020 06:30 PM

Despite the slow return of athletic events this summer, fall sports are starting to feel the impact of COVID-19.

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) has canceled all junior college contact sports this fall. 

This applies to football, soccer, and volleyball games, practices, training, or conditioning.

Non-contact sports such as clay shooting and golf will be allowed.

The MCAC has 24 member schools including seven in the Northland.

They are Lake Superior College, Mesabi Range College, Itasca Community College, Hibbing Community College, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Vermillion Community College and Rainy River Community College.

According the press release: 

For basketball, baseball, softball, and wrestling, in which practice and competition spans fall and spring semesters, all organized physical activities are prohibited during the fall semester.

Discussions about the potential for spring seasons for these sports are continuing and guidance will be provided in the near future.

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