Horizon League, which includes UWM, postpones fall sports

Posted at 6:50 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 19:51:49-04

MILWAUKEE — The Horizon League has announced that they will be postponing fall sports this year, which includes sports at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, student-athletes at UWM will not be able to take part in their sports this fall.

The news comes one day after the Big East announced the cancelation of fall sports, and two days after the Big 10 canceled.

"We continue to have to make unprecedented decisions for Milwaukee Athletics and today is no different," Director of Athletics Amanda Braun said. "As difficult as this decision is, the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff, and our campus community must drive our decisions."

According to Horizon League, this postponement affects men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis.

There is a chance these fall sports can take place in spring, but the league will make that decision on a later date.

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