Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association makes ruling on fall sports
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has made a decision on fall sports for high schools throughout the state.
On Thursday, Jon Masson of the Wisconsin State Journal reported that the WIAA will allow fall sports to continue in 2020, however there will be a delay for some athletic programs.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the WIAA has categorized sports into “low-risk” and “high-risk” categories for the upcoming fall sports season. Per the report, the Board of Control approved a plan for girls golf, girls tennis, girls swimming and diving and boys and girls cross country to begin their seasons on Aug. 17. Football, boys soccer and girls and boys volleyball will start on Sept. 7.
That plan passed by an 8-3 vote.
From the Wisconsin State Journal:
That motion, which passed 8-3, also included language that would provide schools and conferences that cannot play in the fall potential opportunity to play in the spring. The WIAA will work to develop spring options for those schools cancel fall sports. Details of what those plans might be weren’t discussed Thursday.
Practices for the football season were previously scheduled to be permitted in early August.