Athletics competition resumes after Jan. 1

Women's basketball defeats Northwestern University in the 2019-20 seasonThe Northwest Conference Presidents’ Council (NWC) has made the decision to resume conference competition and championships after January 1, 2021 when federal, state, local and NCAA health directives permit.

The NWC will proceed as planned with its intentions to conduct fall, winter and spring sports in the spring semester and will release adjusted schedules for competition within the next week. The Presidents’ Council continues to support institutional autonomy regarding the decision to participate in intercollegiate athletics.

“We remain committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our student-athletes to continue to participate and compete in athletics while at Linfield,” Athletic Director Garry L. Killgore said. “Being part of a special and successful program like Linfield’s Athletic program means a ton to our athletes.”

The NWC, along with its member institutions, have been working diligently over the past several months to plan for the safe reopening of their campuses while prioritizing the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and campus communities.

The NWC will continue to monitor changing federal, state and local health directives and consult with our NWC health advisory group, the NCAA and public health officials as we look to make any additional decisions in the upcoming months and beyond. We will provide updates as they become available.