By Neil Doyle
BLOOMINGTON – Illinois Wesleyan University won’t play fall sports in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
The CCIW, after thorough consideration of the new NCAA guidelines, announced the suspension on Monday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A decision on winter sports will be made in the coming weeks.
The CCIW will postpone all conference competition and championships for men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. Additionally, the Conference Office will explore the feasibility of opportunities for these teams to compete during the spring while maintaining full conference competition in spring sports.
Despite the CCIW conference-wide decision, IWU is exploring different ways of providing its student-athletes with meaningful opportunities to engage with their teammates, coaches, and support staff, according to a news release.
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