Mar 20, 2020 4:25 AM

Griffon athletic department discusses cancellation of spring sports

Posted Mar 20, 2020 4:25 AM

The MIAA announced earlier this week that all spring sports at their 14-member institutions will be canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  That obviously includes Missouri Western and the University made members of the athletic department available to the media on Thursday. 

Click the links below to listen to interviews with Josh Looney, Jen Bagley Trotter and Matt Williamson.

Josh Looney - Missouri Western AD

Jen Bagley Trotter - MWSU Softball Coach

Matt Williamson - MWSU Football Coach

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Mar 20, 2020 4:25 AM
Missouri State officially cancels spring practices and team activities

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State University has officially halted all remaining intercollegiate athletic team practices, scrimmages and activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, Director of Athletics Kyle Moats verified Thursday (March 19).

Thursday’s announcement comes less than a week after the MVC President’s Council took formal action on March 13 to cancel all remaining spring competitions.

In an effort to remain in concert with campus policies, procedures and social distancing standards related to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, the following updates are now in place:

• Discontinuation of all team practices, individual instruction, in-person team meetings and film sessions

• Discontinuation of team strength and conditioning workouts and weight room activities

• Cancellation of spring football workouts and spring game

• Cancellation of Bears All-Sports Showcase and Maroon and White Banquet

• All athletic fields, courts, competition facilities and workout facilities will be closed for the remainder of the semester

• Missouri State student-athletes will continue to have access to the following facilities with revised hours of operation:

- Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center

- Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services staff and athletic training facilities

“In communicating with other Missouri Valley Conference schools, all of them are either following the same protocol we are or headed that direction in the coming days,” said Moats. “Being responsive to the changing landscape of this issue is a priority for all of us.”

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