Reaction: Gov. Whitmer suggests MHSAA switches fall, spring seasons

7/1/2020 | Column | By Bryce Derouin

W ith the state of the high school sports season in flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently proposed an alternative schedule: move select fall sports to the spring, and have traditional spring sports take place this fall.

Whitmer’s suggestion would delay the upcoming football season to the spring.

“I’m also calling on the Michigan High School Athletic Association to postpone fall sports that have the impossibility of social distancing as a part of them, and consider moving those to the spring,” she said during Tuesday’s press conference, “and running some of the more individualized sports like track and field, tennis or golf, to the fall. I anticipate a decision coming from them; somewhere around July 20 to 25 is what they indicated.”

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