Big 8 Conference Opts In For Spring Season

The Madison-area Big 8 Conference has opted to move fall sports to spring, according to a statement made by conference athletic directors on Monday. 

The decision follows the WIAA's August 14th decision to move forward with fall sports, while still offering an alternative spring option for schools that cannot participate.

Details surrounding the Big 8's spring schedule and how that timeline will accommodate winter and spring sports have not yet been determined. The conference, which includes 2019 D1 boys state champions from Middleton, indicated it will continue turning to local Public Health officials for guidance.

According to the statement, the Big 8 aims to hold conference competitions, but will only do so if all teams are able to participate fully in the altered conference season.

In the meantime, virtual coaching and workouts will be offered on a district-by-district basis, "to put the physical and mental well-being of our student-athletes at the forefront," the statement indicated.

Updates regarding the modified schedule will follow the Big 8's regularly scheduled meeting on October 14th.

Teams in the Big 8 Conference include: Beloit Memorial, Janesville Craig, Janesville Parker, Madison East, Madison La Follette, Madison Memorial, Madison West, Middleton, Sun Prairie, and Verona Area.