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The Big Ten can postpone its fall sports and break the hearts of student-athletes and fans across the league, but conference commissioner Kevin Warren can’t take away all the fun on campus this fall. Michigan State’s still scheduled to have an intramural season. Ross Winter, MSU’s Assistant Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness Services, confirms to Outkick that the school is planning to have a fall intramural season – minus flag football.
Winter sent out the following message to students on July 31 and he confirms it still stands today:
A quick update and a call for survey responses to gauge your feelings about IM Sports during Fall semester 2020.
First, we are planning to offer IM Sports activities to the fullest extent possible as permitted by University health officials. Second, we have been in the planning stages for quite some time, and have edited those plans over and over, which brings us to where we are today.
The IM Sports program will look different than it has in the past. Most, if not all, activities will be played outdoors. Facial coverings will be required, games will be spaced out to prevent large crowds, equipment will be sanitized, shared equipment will be avoided, and our IM Sports staff will be tasked with maintaining new safety standards.
Finally, to gauge your feelings, and to help us as we finalize our preparations, please complete this survey. Your responses will be extremely valuable in our efforts to offer you the IM Sports program that is so beneficial to your experience at MSU.
Thanks for everything. We’ll see you soon. Go Green!
MSU Rec Sports
Flag football appears to be out at many schools, including in the SEC.
The University of Tennessee intramural sports department has decided to postpone its fall 2020 flag football season until the spring. Georgia will not have a flag football league this fall, according to the intramurals office, but will still offer “individual sports and ESports such as: badminton, tennis, and cornhole to name a few along with Madden, FIFA and Super Smash Bros for ESports during the Fall 2020 semester,” the school’s intramural website states.