The Big Sky Conference is leaving the decision of when to return to sports up to its member schools.

The Big Sky’s President’s Council voted to allow schools in one of the nation’s largest geographical conferences to make decisions based on NCAA and state guidelines

The conference also adjusted the schedule of volleyball, track, women’s soccer, softball and tennis for the 2020-21 school year in an effort to limit travel as schools face mounting budget issues.

The annual football kickoff event held the last two years in Spokane, Washington, will now be conducted as a virtual event.

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