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J. Thomas McNamara

    The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) announced today (Monday, Jan. 18), that if health conditions allow, the fall sports of football, men’s & women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will have the opportunity to compete in the spring.

Each member institution has the opportunity to determine if and how much competition is best for their program and the schedules were designed with that in mind. Some teams have opted not to compete this spring.
Games may be classified as scrimmages, exhibitions or countable contests as determined by each institution.

    Women’s volleyball competition will begin the week of February 21, followed by football, and men’s & women’s soccer beginning on March 20.  Institutions will schedule the exact dates and times of competition based upon available facilities and staff.  A spring cross country meet is still to be determined.
There will be no conference championship or awards in these sports.
Campus and conference officials will continue to monitor federal, state, local and campus conditions and testing availability and will make changes as necessary.
Football | Women’s Volleyball | Men’s Soccer | Women’s Soccer
    Millikin has set its football schedule, but is still working to finalize exact dates and times for women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer.  The Big Blue football team will have three home games opening the season on March 20 at 1 p.m. against Illinois Wesleyan University.  On March 27, Millikin will host Washington University-St. Louis at 1 p.m.  The Big Blue will travel to Augustana College on April 3 for a 3 p.m. kickoff. Millikin’s final home game will be on April 10 against Elmhurst University at 2 p.m.  The final game of the season will be at Carthage College on April 17 with a kickoff time to be determined.
    At this time, no spectators will be allowed at CCIW events.  Check for updates on schedules, event coverage plans, results and the latest news on Big Blue Athletics.
I will have more on this breaking and developing story in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune.

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