We expect to conduct Beloit College’s Division III athletics programs consistent with NCAA and the Midwest Conference’s best practices and guidelines.
Our priority is on the health and safety of student-athletes and how that impacts their communities, mitigating their virus risks through hygiene and regular health screening.
On December 3, the Midwest Conference announced it would not sponsor league competition, including conference championships, for fall and winter sports for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The MWC Presidents Council made the decision unanimously made after months of closely monitoring COVID-19, as well as the virus’s impact on league campuses and local communities. The league’s official statement cited the “recent surge in positive cases, both regionally and nationally, the resulting impact on academic calendars, and the continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic are all factors in the decision not to play a winter athletic schedule.”
The decision covers men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball.
We are disappointed for our fall and winter sport athletes. We greatly value the hard work, determination, and competitive spirit of every athlete who represents Beloit College. We look forward to the time when our student-athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the authentic arena.
For now, we will do our part to keep the campus and our community as safe as possible during this difficult time. We are still committed to harnessing the Buc spirit with creative approaches to provide meaningful experiences for you, your teammates, and coaches.
Midwest Conference competition is an integral part of the Beloit experience, and we look forward to its return as soon as it is safe to do so.