MILWAUKEE, Wis. (July 27, 2020) – The Council of Chief Executive Officers (institution presidents) of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) today announced that they made the difficult decision to postpone all conference regular-season competitions and championship events through December 31, 2020. Student-athletes at the member institutions were notified on Friday.
"While we recognize this is disappointing news to student-athletes anxious to get on the field, court, or course in the fall, we look forward to providing a meaningful experience for them in the spring," said Dr. Eric Fulcomer, NACC president and president of Rockford University. "We thank our athletes and families for their understanding, as well as the shared commitment to meeting the challenges of COVID-19 with the same determined spirit they bring to their respective teams."
NACC will share additional details, including proposed spring calendars, in the coming weeks. Even with the movement of competitions, there will still be opportunities for skill development and team building through out-of-season practices and conditioning during the fall semester. Each school will make those decisions, including the possibility of non-conference competitions during the fall if circumstances permit, and share them with their students and families.
About Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
The NACC consists of 13 colleges and universities from the shared-border states of Illinois and Wisconsin, sponsoring 21 sports at the NCAA Division III level. Member institutions subscribe to shared values and evidence commitments to academic excellence, equal opportunity, sportsmanship, and fair play. Together, conference members seek to create a competitive environment where the intellectual, spiritual and physical development of each student-athlete is prized and where the common good of our institutions is advanced.
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