G-MAC Cancels Remainder of Spring Athletic Events

by Josh Colletta

The Great Midwest Athletic Conference — which counts Hillsdale College and multiple Ohio colleges and universities among its member schools — announced Friday that the remainder of the spring season, including postseason activities, has been cancelled due to concerns over the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

In an official statement from the conference office, the G-MAC says that all team-related activities are suspended through April 6th, at which time the conference and its member institutions will review the situation and resume operations at their discretion as permitted by NCAA legislation.

The statement reads in part, “The Great Midwest Presidents Council provided a unanimous decision in light of the impact of COVID-19. The legislative actions were taken and conducted in the best interest of protecting the student-athletes and the entirety of the campus communities.”

Hillsdale College and the G-MAC are the first in the Michindoh area to cancel the rest of their spring sports season. Siena Heights, the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, and the NAIA jointly announced restrictions on sporting event attendance on Wednesday. Adrian College and Trine University, both members of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association — an NCAA Division III conference — have all made adjustments to their schedules, including some cancellations, but have not cancelled their seasons outright at this time.

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