By Adam Roberts – 9/18/2020
In the same week that the B1G Ten has elected to go forward with fall football, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is going in the opposite direction.
Already without fall sports this year, today the WIAC made the announcement that it would not start any winter sports competitions during 2020. In a memo sent out earlier this afternoon, the conference said its Council of Chancellors had voted unanimously in favor of the suspension after going over the current risks presented by COVID-19. The suspension will include every sport under the umbrella of the WIAC, which means no basketball, gymnastics, ice hockey, indoor track and field, swimming and diving, or wrestling.
This news comes after one of the worst weeks of the pandemic for many Wisconsin college towns. In La Crosse County alone, the area has averaged over 100 cases for the past week, and the city of La Crosse remains the worst city in America for COVID spread.