The Southwestern Conference announced this evening that we will follow the OHSAA’s lead on spectators at sporting events. Today, March 12, 2020, attendance at all SWC Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament games will be limited to student-athletes, coaches, event staff and immediate family members of the participating teams. A ticket list will be established for each participating school with a maximum of four family members per athlete. The people listed will be permitted to purchase an admission to the tournament game.
While the plan is for all tournament games to play tonight, Governor Mike DeWine has a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday. Information during the press conference could change the status of the games. However, the SWC wants to be prepared to play, rather than waiting until 2 p.m. to make a decision to play or not.
The main priority of the Southwestern Conference is to ensure the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrator, parents and fans as we continue to monitor all relevant information on the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.