January 14, 2021

UAA Cancels Spring Sports

The UAA is amongst the first conferences to cancel spring sports.

University of Chicago Athletics / The Chicago Maroon

On Tuesday, January 12, the University Athletic Association (UAA) announced that the UAA Presidents Council has unanimously decided to cancel all formal UAA spring sport competition for the 2020–21 season. The UAA is one of the first conferences to cancel spring sports.

This agreement applies only to baseball, golf, softball, outdoor track and field, and tennis. Even though there are no conference games, member schools will still be able to engage in practices and other non–UAA competition, including informal competition against other UAA teams, if universities decide to partake.

This announcement follows the formal cancellation of the fall and winter UAA competition seasons. At UChicago, neither fall nor winter sports teams participated in non–UAA competition. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cancelled all DIII fall championships, and it is yet to be seen if the NCAA will host winter championships.

UChicago Athletics has yet to make a decision about baseball competition in the Midwest Conference (MWC), women's lacrosse competition in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW), and non-conference competition for all University of Chicago spring sports.