Midwest Conference returns to spring play
GRINNELL, Iowa – The Midwest Conference announced it will resume competition for the spring sports of baseball, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s outdoor track and field and women’s outdoor track and field.
St. Norbert College is a member of the Midwest Conference for several sports.
Member institutions, based upon campus and local realities of the pandemic, retain ultimate authority over the decision as to whether or not to participate in intercollegiate athletics this spring.
“It’s been nearly eleven months since our student-athletes have played against each other due to COVID-19,” said Ripon College President Zach Messitte, the MWC Executive Committee Chair. “While we are excited to resume league play this spring, the conference will continue to adhere to best practices to maximize the safety and health of our students, coaches, officials and spectators.”
MWC schools are allowed to engage in spring competition against non-league opponents as long as they adhere to the league’s COVID-19 return-to-play protocol and end competition against non-MWC institutions 15 days before the start of league play in each respective sport.
MWC competition in most spring sports is expected to start between late March and mid-April and will conclude by mid-May.
Schedules are subject to change due to the current health circumstances.
The MWC will closely monitor the COVID-19 environment on MWC campuses, local communities and at the regional and national levels.