WIAA Board of Control votes to delay the start of fall sports

Fall high school sports in Wisconsin will have a delayed start in 2020.

Low-risk high school sports in Wisconsin will begin August 17, while high-risk sports, including football, will begin September 7. The WIAA Board of Control voted 8-3 to pass the motion.

Low-risk sports include boys and girls cross country, girls tennis, girls golf, and girls swimming. Those will begin August 17.

High-risk sports include football, boys and girls volleyball, and boys soccer. Those will begin September 7.

An amendment failed 2-9 to move the high-risk sports start date to August 24.

In the motion, there is language allowing for a fallback option to move fall sports to the spring.

The Board of Control will meet again on August 14.