BREAKING: Patriot League to cancel spring sports amid coronavirus pandemic

By: Ethan Fuller

The Patriot League has announced in a statement Thursday morning that “all spring athletics practices and competitions through the remainder of the athletic year” will be canceled in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision will be effective starting Monday, March 16, according to the statement.

“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 press release reads.

For Boston University, the decision abruptly ends the golf, tennis, lacrosse and softball seasons, as well as track and field. Women’s basketball is still scheduled to play tonight at 6:00 p.m., with the Patriot League Championship currently set for Sunday. There have been no announcements on the status of these games currently.

WTBU Sports will update this story with further news and implications on the league’s decision.

Featured image courtesy of the Patriot League.

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