WIAC among four conferences that alter sports seasons

NEW Media Staff

Updated: Aug. 3, 11:30 a.m.

Four conferences that include colleges from within the state announced changes to athletics July 27.

The biggest news came in the evening, when the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced it was canceling the conference seasons and championships for several fall sports — football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross-country. It was also announced that women’s golf and women’s tennis competitions were moving from the fall to the spring.

The Midwest Conference announced that it was suspending league competition through Dec. 31. The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference announced it was postponing all conference regular-season competitions through Dec. 31.

The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin announced it was postponing all fall conference competition and championships.

Several area graduates play within the four conferences.

“Well, it obviously changes my athletic plans and sucks that the season is canceled, but I’m still going to train for next year or maybe spring football if that’s what they decide to go with,” said Suring graduate Logan Stuart. He is joining the St. Norbert College football team, which plays in the Midwest Conference. “It doesn’t affect my academic plans at all, other than I’ll have more time to study. I chose SNC for their strong medical programs. Being an athlete was going to be a bonus.”