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Athletics and Club Sports

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How and when athletic competitions will resume is yet to be determined. Boise State officials will work with the NCAA, the Mountain West Conference and health experts to make these decisions when we can.

Boise State is proud that campus is one of the best and best-used meeting spots in Idaho. But our highest priority is always students — and we will need as much space as we can for classrooms that can accommodate the physical distancing needed to keep students safe. Even ExtraMile Arena will house classes this spring.

  • All events for outside groups in all venues have been canceled through spring 2021 semester.
  • All university and student events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as safety measures, room and staff availability, and other factors are taken into account.
  • Athletic fields, volleyball and other courts are closed to any outside groups. The only activities allowed at these facilities are practices or events scheduled by athletics or campus recreation.


University guidelines will generally apply to student athletes in the same manner as all other students. Additionally:

  • Because athletics presents challenges with physical distancing and minimization of groups, particularly with contact sports, special considerations will be made to protect the student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and strength staff.
  • Student athletes and athletic staff will undergo routine symptom screening on a periodic basis based on the advice of public health and university medical staff.
  • Decisions about holding particular athletic activities (organized and informal) and events will be made on a case-by-case basis with guidance from the NCAA, the Mountain West Conference and the advice of public health and university medical staff. These decisions will take into consideration the degree to which the risk can be mitigated and must comply with federal, state and local guidelines.
  • Further guidance is forthcoming and will be published when available.

Club and Intramural Sports

The university recognizes the importance of club and intramural sports to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our campus community. However, these programs often carry many of the enhanced COVID-19 risks that exist in varsity athletic programs.

The university’s public health officer and medical advisors will work with representatives from club and intramural sports to determine whether and how they can continue their activities this fall.