CollegeFrontier Conference


Frontier Conference extends no spectator policy

No fans 'for foreseeable future'
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Posted at 2:12 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 16:49:45-05

WHITEFISH -- Don't expect home-court advantage in the Frontier Conference any time soon.

The league announced on Friday it will extend its current no spectator policy for "the foreseeable future," according to a press release. The announcement came following the Frontier Conference's mid-year virtual meeting.

Dozens of games involving Frontier Conference programs have already been postponed or even canceled, with the first conference games on tap for this weekend when the Montana Tech women travel to Dillon to meet Montana Western. Games are set to tip off at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The men's games were postponed due to positive coronavirus cases within the Orediggers' men's program.

"In the original conference's COVID return to play protocol, it was hoped to allow spectators to attend conference events beginning in January," the league's press release read Friday.

Last weekend, Rocky Mountain College and MSU-Northern announced their series had been postponed, as were the Battlin' Bears games at Carroll College scheduled for this weekend. A Carroll College release read that the games would count as no contest.

The Rocky men and women, as well as the MSU-Northern men and Montana Tech women, have yet to play a scheduled game this winter. The Lights make their debut Friday evening against Yellowstone Christian College, while the Skylights welcome former Frontier member Lewis-Clark State College.

The University of Providence was the lone program to not schedule games in November or December, instead looking ahead to January and 2021.