WMU Football

WMU runs out of the tunnel in its game at Michigan State on Sept. 7, 2019

Western Michigan football will begin voluntary workouts on Wednesday, as confirmed by a team spokesperson.

The Broncos become the fifth and final Football Bowl Subdivision program in the state to welcome football players back to team facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

On June 1, the NCAA Division I Council ruled all sports could begin voluntary activities, where only strength staff members are expected to supervise activities.

On July 13, programs can begin mandatory practices as part of the NCAA's plan to go forth with a six-week preseason practice model assuming COVID-19 local and state health policies are considered at the institutional level.

WMU suspended its football activities on March 11 due to coronavirus concerns after getting eight of its 15 spring practices in.

Information on health screenings and whether players and staff will undergo coronavirus testing upon arrival has not been released by the program. The Western Herald will provide that information when it becomes available.

Western Michigan opens its season on Friday, Sept. 4 at home against Colgate.

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