Football, volleyball, and soccer are cancelled this fall for schools in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC), including Riverland Community College in Austin.
College presidents met and decided that fall sports will be limited to those determined to be at low-risk from spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus, which will include Clay Target and Golf. The decision Monday will affect Riverland men’s soccer and volleyball.
All organized physical practices and activities for basketball, baseball, softball, and wrestling are also cancelled for the fall semester. Spring seasons for the cancelled sports are under consideration.
Officials with the MCAC stated Monday that these steps are in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference consists of 24 two-year colleges located in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
All late-fall and early-winter starting sports will begin their seasons in Spring Semester. This will include cancelling non-conference scrimmages and play scheduled prior to the beginning of January 2021.