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SEC Cancels All Spring Sports for Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

This includes all Spring Football games and SEC championship tournaments
Credit: SEC

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Southeastern Conference is suspending all spring sporting events for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

The SEC is following suit with the ACC, Big 12 & Pac 12 conferences which have already made the same decision.

The SEC originally suspended all spring sporting games until March 30, and then extended their suspension to April 15 as more information came out. The secondary suspension also included all practices and team activities.

The April 15 deadline remains in tact for organized team meetings.

All spring football games and pro days have also been cancelled.

"This is a difficult day for all of us, and I am especially disappointed for our student-athletes," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "The health and well-being of our entire conference community is an ongoing priority for the SEC as we continue to monitor developments and information about the COVID-19 virus."

From the SEC's release:

SEC member institutions will continue to provide their student-athletes with care and support to meet needs in areas including academics, medical care, mental health and wellness, nutrition and housing as needed.

The SEC and its member institutions will continue to communicate with public health officials and medical experts to determine the best path forward related to coronavirus pandemic.

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