The NCAA just announced all winter and spring championships have been cancelled:
And a statement from FSU president John Thrasher:
I want to thank everyone in the FSU family for doing their part as we continue to respond to the coronavirus. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority, and I appreciate everyone pulling together to do what's best for the university community. pic.twitter.com/0fwnJtegxl— President John Thrasher (@FSUPresThrasher) March 12, 2020
The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletics out of precaution with the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus. The suspension of athletics includes spring football, baseball, softball, track and field, golf, and any on or off field recruiting:
Statement from the Atlantic Coast Conference:— The ACC (@theACC) March 12, 2020
“The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice."
This suspension of athletics means the No. 4 basketball team will not be participating in the NCAA tournament (at least for the time being). As teams across the country suspend athletics it may foreshadow cancellation of March Madness. Along with the basketball team the men’s and women’s track teams are at the indoor championships in New Mexico. Other sports had events this weekend that are cancelled:
The move comes on the heels of multiple professional sports and conference tournaments being suspended or cancelled. Schools across the country have taken similar steps in recent days including the University of Notre Dame, the Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and Duke University. This is an unprecedented move across college sports.