Mar 12, 2020 10:10 PM

MIAA suspends all sports indefinitely

Posted Mar 12, 2020 10:10 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The MIAA and its member institutions announce the suspension of all MIAA intercollegiate sports activities (practice and competition) effective 11 p.m., March 12, 2020. The Association’s decision is the result of ongoing consultation with campus leaders, and it follows the decision today by the NCAA to cancel all winter and spring championships for all three divisions.

The indefinite suspension applies to all institutional practices and competitions in any MIAA sport, regardless of season, until further notice. The health of MIAA student-athletes, coaches, administrators and their communities is paramount during this growing health crisis. The MIAA and its member institutions will continue to closely monitor all information and developments connected to the COVID-19 disease.

--- MIAA Press Release ---

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NCAA cancels championships, including DII Central Regional at Northwest

The NCAA announced this afternoon the cancellation of all remaining winter and spring NCAA championship events.

The NCAA’s cancellation includes two events that Northwest Missouri State University was scheduled to compete in this weekend with the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, and the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Central Region Tournament slated for March 14, 15 and 17 in Maryville, Missouri.

“There is a tremendous sadness we have for our student-athletes and coaches,” Northwest Missouri State Director of Athletics Andy Peterson said. “We also understand the situation at hand with the coronavirus and taking an abundance of caution to protect the health of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is necessary.”

NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.

--- Northwest Athletics ---