The American Rivers Conference has announced the league that includes the University of Dubuque and Loras College will postpone all winter sports competition until no earlier than January 1st due to COVID-19 concerns. The announcement was made by the conference’s Presidents Council, which voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of the A-R-C’s Directors of Athletics Council. The postponement is for all competition — games, scrimmages, exhibitions, and/or joint practices — but does not prohibit practice in those sports. Basketball and wrestling can start practice no earlier than October 1. Indoor track and field could start practice immediately.
The ARC says it expects to release schedules for the previously postponed fall sports of football, women’s and men’s soccer, and volleyball which were moved to the Spring by not later than September 30.
Last week the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference made a similar announcement about their Winter sports schedule.