The Patriot League has canceled the remainder of its spring sports seasons, including both men’s and women’s lacrosse. This decision follows yesterday’s news of the Ivy League canceling its spring sports due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus.
A statement on the Patriot League’s website said the following:
Recognizing that the health and safety of our students and broader communities is our priority, and based on the ongoing spread of COVID 19 (2019 novel Coronavirus), the Patriot League Council of Presidents has made the difficult and challenging decision to cancel all spring athletics practices and competitions through the remainder of the academic year.
The majority of Patriot League institutions have announced a temporary or semester-long transition to remote learning. While we recognize the deep disappointment that will be felt by our student-athletes, coaches, and communities, a continuation of spring seasons is untenable.
The decision will take effect on March 16.
In addition to the Patriot League Lacrosse and Ivy League Lacrosse seasons being canceled in addition to its other spring sports, the NBA announced that it would indefinitely suspend the remainder of this season as at least one player had been diagnosed with the coronavirus that led to last night’s Utah Jazz – Oklahoma City game being canceled at game time, with the decision on suspending the season made later that night.
Other professional sports leagues other college conferences are likely to follow in similar decisions.
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