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UWS considers Black & Gold series for volleyball, soccer athletes

Updated: August 07, 2020 10:35 PM

Last week the UMAC postponed conference soccer and volleyball competitions to the spring. After hearing the news, the UW-Superior athletics department began thinking of ways to still provide a positive fall experience for student athletes.

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Nick Bursik, the athletics director at UWS, said one popular idea between staff and coaches is to run a Black and Gold intrasquad series.

"We split our teams up and we have a black team and we have a gold team. We go play a three game, five game, to seven game series, and have a championship. Kind of have a season tied to it as well. [It's] to really give our teams and our student athletes that competitive experience that they missed out on this fall [and] to help us continue to train and continue to grow and be better," said Bursik.

The series would be in addition to fall training and practices.

The UMAC conference plans to explore the possibility of conducting competition for high-risk fall sports this spring. Bursik added the hope is these srimmages will help prepare athletes for the potential spring season, as well as welcome freshmen and new athletes to the program. 

"This is definitely going to be a unique year, a different year, in terms of the experience they were anticipating. But we're going to do everything that we can to make sure that they have a great experience. That they can continue their athletic development and are provided opportunities to grow and compete as Yellowjackets," said Bursik.

Offical plans for a Black and Gold series have not yet been solidified.

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