MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison College will not participate in any athletic events during the 2020 fall semester. The National Junior College Athletic Association voted to move NJCAA sports championships from the fall to the spring. All eight Madison College sports teams will only practice during the fall with the hopes of competing against other schools in the spring.
"While we were hopeful to compete in the fall we realize the significant challenges that COVID-19 continues to pose to our communities. We want to make sure we do what is best for our student-athletes, coaches, and staff in regards to their health and safety," Director of Athletics Steve Hauser said in a statement. "The fall semester will allow our student-athletes time to work on their academics and development in their sport without the pressure to compete. Again, we are hopeful that all our teams will have the opportunity to compete for championships in the spring."
Madison College also announced all athletic facilities will be closed, except for use by student-athletes and physical education students in the fall.