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MAC fall sports to return in spring with league-only schedules

Mid-American Conference fall sports will return in early 2021, with teams only playing conference games, the league announced on Monday.

The MAC was the first conference to postpone fall sports back in August due to the coronavirus.

The league decided in early October to resume football, starting Nov. 4. The NCAA moved the basketball starting date back to Nov. 25.

Committees consisting of student-athletes, coaches, faculty, administrators and medical personnel made the scheduling decisions based on the “health and welfare of the participants,” said MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher in a statement.

Here’s a sport-by-sport rundown of the schedule:


  • 22 Conference matches in a double round-robin format between Jan.