Regis University extends no-fans rule through rest of semester

Fans may follow Ranger sports events via livestream broadcasts

Regis University has announced that the “no fans” rule at home athletic events will stay in effect for the spring sports season for the safety of student-athletes and the University community.

Only essential game operations personnel, players and coaches will be admitted to athletic contests.

“We would love to have fans here in the stands cheering on our athletes, but as an overabundance of caution, fairness and compassion, fans will not be permitted in athletic venues the rest of the semester,” said Athletics Director David Spafford. “While this is not an ideal situation, we feel it is in the best interest of our University, athletic department and athletic programs.”

This is necessary due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 environment while making sure classes continue, games are played and all students, faculty, staff and visitors are safe, Spafford said.

Student-athletes are carefully adhering to public health guidance and NCAA rules, which requires them to stay within their team “bubbles.” Any violation, such as interacting with fans at games, could earn one-game suspensions as well as risk infection that could result in illness and quarantine.

Fans are encouraged to follow the Rangers’ teams via livestream broadcasts at

“Losing a traditional season, and staying conditioned and motivated, has required an incredible amount of diligence and patience, and I am in awe of our student-athletes,” said Regis President the Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. “Let’s support these students by following the rules so they can have a complete and successful season of competition.”

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