On Monday morning, UConn Athletics made the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel all spring sports for the remainder of the semester due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
This unfortunate news comes only a few days after the NCAA canceled all remaining winter and spring championships, including the beloved March Madness basketball tournaments. With promising seasons expected for UConn baseball, softball, and other Huskies’ teams, this is an especially devastating turn of events for these programs.
All athletics competitions for the remainder of the spring season have been cancelled. https://t.co/6vEYo3tYw8— UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) March 16, 2020
UConn had originally suspended spring sports indefinitely. This decision finalizes their cancellation. Elsewhere in the sports world, all NCAA winter and spring championships were canceled and NBA and NHL suspended operations. The MLB season is in jeopardy, as well, with a two-week delay already decided.
The American Athletic Conference also canceled all remaining practices, games, and championships for the rest of the academic year, which means UConn’s time in the AAC is over.
After ending the national title aspirations of the women’s basketball team and conference tournament championship hopes of the men’s basketball and men’s hockey teams, this virus has now deprived spring sport athletes of their chance to compete in college. The Huskies’ baseball team was 8-5 and the softball team was 16-5 before their seasons came to an abrupt end.
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