Ivy League winter game canceled due to coronovirus epidemic


The IVY League has canceled its winter games for the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, announced Thursday.

There is also no guarantee that spring games will be held as the conference is postponing those games until at least the end of February. The league also said it would not conduct fall games during the spring.

The Ivy League Council of Presidents made these decisions unanimously.

“The council will continue to closely monitor and evaluate the state of public health and consider changes in policies to allow for a return to more normal campus operations, including a potential Spring Intercollegiate Athletics competition,” the Ivy League said in a release.

Winter and fall sports Student-athletes will not lose any of the Ivy League or NCAA eligibility seasons.

“During the past nine months, we have asked our campus communities to make extraordinary adjustments to combat the global epidemic and to protect the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty members, staff and communities. Live and work, ”the Ivy League Council of Presidents said in a joint statement. “Sadly, current trends regarding the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent protocols are hindering our strong desire to return to athletics competition in a safe manner.”

Although other major conferences are playing college football, the Ivy League has not held falling games due to the epidemic, and was the first Division I conference to announce it.

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