UW-Superior’s Nick Bursick Talks UMAC’s Return to Play

As of now, the NCAA will allow Division III teams to begin practices on August 10th or the first day of school, whichever is earlier.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Earlier this week, the UMAC announced their intent to move forward and prepare to play games this upcoming fall season. And although this doesn’t guarantee that games will happen, UWS athletic director Nick Bursik says the Yellowjackets are glad to get some sense of clarity about what will happen in the fall.

“We’re still hopeful. We’re still optimistic that we’ll be in that position. There’s a lot of things and a lot of plans and protocols that we still have to develop. I think the general optimistic viewpoint is very positive and it’s exciting for our student-athletes,” Bursik said.

And in regards to if we’ll see fans in the stands, Bursik says there will be a backup plan in case crowds aren’t allowed at games in the fall.

“For us we know right away we’re going to continue our partnership with iFan and KUWS to make sure that if we can’t have fans in our stadiums and watching competition on our campus, that we at least make sure that we have those services available from a streaming capacity,” said Bursik.

As of now, the NCAA will allow Division III teams to begin practices on August 10th or the first day of school, whichever is earlier. The UMAC is scheduled to begin regular season games on September 1st.

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