Madison College’s spring and summer sports seasons expected to proceed, despite winter sports cancellation



Face coverings will be standard equipment again when Madison College athletic practices resume this March. The men’s soccer team, show practicing during the fall semester, are among the teams hoping to begin competion later this semester.

Hannah Dotzler, Copy Editor

Despite cancelling all winter sports, Madison College still plans to start practices for all spring and summer outdoor sports. Baseball, softball, golf and both men’s and women’s soccer are scheduled to have seasons this year.

All outdoor spring sports, including baseball, softball and golf are planned to start practicing in February. Competitions for the three sports are anticipated to begin in mid-March. Men’s and women’s soccer practices are scheduled to start on March 15, with competitions planned for the beginning of April. According to the Madison College Athletics website, no fans will be allowed at any home games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of Madison College’s indoor winter sports, including volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball have been cancelled in accordance with the North Central Community College Conference’s (N4C) announcement made on Dec. 17. In the announcement, N4C said that this decision to cancel the seasons was made because of the current pandemic.

“The indoor winter sports are considered high and medium risk sports due to COVID protocols. With the health, safety and welfare of our student-athletes at the forefront of our decision making, we currently do not feel like we can safely compete in these sports within the conference,” the announcement stated.

Although the winter sports were not able to proceed as usual, the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams are allowed up to five scrimmages this spring and can start practices in March.

So as the spring nears, Madison College athletes will be able to enjoy various levels of competition to close out the school year.