(Bloomington, MN) — The assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) says there will be some senior athletes in the conference who can take advantage of getting an additional year of competition next season. B-J Pickard says when the conference chose to cancel all spring sports to help with public safety, league officials added a waiver for seniors. Pickard says seniors who saw their eligibility exhausted this spring when the season end prematurely will have the chance to come back and compete next year. He says the MIAC has added a provision that athletes with degrees who were impacted by this, can definitely come back and play next spring, if they choose. The MIAC is a non-scholarship league, so the finances would have to work individually for each athlete at each school. Pickard also says the conference’s athletic directors are scheduled to have a meeting this month and there will likely be some discussion about contingencies of the fall sports season should the health scare continue into those months.
MIAC assistant commissioner BJ Pickard spoke with MNN Sports Director Mike Grimm: