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October 21, 2020
In an effort to minimize both travel and exposure, the Western Athletic Conference Board of Directors approved updated schedule formats for men’s and women’s basketball. Additionally, the board approved updated conference schedule formats for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country to compete in the spring. For basketball, the conference portion of the schedule will begin Jan. 7 and will feature back-to-back games against the same opponent at the same site. Each team will host four opponents and travel to four opponents over the course of nine weeks. The WAC Basketball Tournaments are set for March 10-13 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It was also decided that the WAC will not hold an Indoor Track and Field Championship in 2021. The meet was scheduled at the same time as the rescheduled WAC Cross Country Championship, which will take place Feb. 27 at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle. Indoor Track and Field student-athletes will still be allowed to compete during the scheduled season at institutional discretion. Volleyball is expected to begin the nine-week conference schedule in the last week of January. The schedule will be a double round-robin with back-to-back matches between the same two teams at the same site. The six-team WAC Volleyball Tournament is set for April 1-3 at Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM. Men’s soccer will open the rescheduled WAC season Feb. 6. The schedule will consist of a single round-robin leading up to a six-team WAC Tournament April 14-18 at Johann Memorial Field in Las Vegas. Women’s soccer is expected to begin Feb. 18 and will feature a double round-robin with back-to-back matches against the same opponent at the same site. The schedule also features two single-match weeks for all teams. The eight-week regular season schedule will be followed by the WAC Women’s Soccer Tournament April 14-18 at GCU Stadium in Phoenix. Conference schedules for all involved sports will be released when finalized.
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