Amid the CoronaVirus and all the sports cancellations, the Southeastern Conference has become the latest to cancel all regular-season conference and nonconference competitions for the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic year.
“This is a difficult day for all of us, and I am especially disappointed for our student-athletes,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a prepared statement. “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.”
Pro days and all spring football games will also be canceled.
Team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings remain suspended through at least April 15.
Earlier Tuesday, the ACC announced it would cancel athletic activities through the end of the school year. The American Athletic Conference, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 have all made similar decisions.
Most schools have moved to online learning and several commencement ceremonies have been canceled. Despite the changes, the SEC will continue to provide their student-athletes with the appropriate support in academics, medical care, mental health and wellness, nutrition and housing.
Fans who purchased tickets for the SEC softball and baseball tournaments will receive a full refund by March 31.