The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing body of high school athletics in the state, held a special Board of Control meeting Thursday (July 23) via ZOOM, and the board agreed that having a fall sports season is a necessity. By an 8-3 vote, sports considered "low risk" can begin practice on August 17. These sports include girls golf, boys and girls cross country, girls tennis and girls swimming and diving.
Sports considered "high risk" will begin practice the week of September 7. These sports are football, boys soccer, boys and girls volleyball. September 7 is Labor Day, so the term "week of September 7" is being used to accommodate those districts that do not allow any type of activity on a holiday.
Football is probably impacted the greatest. The later start means only a six-game regular season schedule, most likely conference games, with a reduced playoff schedule. The state finals will remain in Madison on November 19-20.
Exact game and playoff schedules will be the next task of Activities Directors at WIAA schools.
Check back with additional information as it becomes available.