SoCon officials cancel rest of Spring season
Officials with the Southern Conference have made the decision to cancel all Spring Sports activities for the remainder of the 2020 academic year.
The league announced Tuesday afternoon that due to COVID-19 concerns, all practices and competition will cease.
Commissioner Jim Schaus issued the following statement:
“With the recent developments during this unprecedented coronavirus crisis, the membership feels it is necessary to revise our position and cancel all athletic related activities for the spring,” Schaus said. “The health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans is of utmost importance and discontinuing all activities is prudent and necessary.
“My heart breaks for those student-athletes who will not get the opportunity to compete in Southern Conference regular-season and championship events this year as well as some potentially in NCAA championships. However, protecting their health will always be most important and supporting their welfare our hallmark.
“I am proud of our Southern Conference institutions on how we have worked together during this crisis. This has certainly been challenging, with more to come, but I know that we will persevere and return to future excellence.”.
ETSU is among those affected, bringing an end to several teams and their seasons, including the 12-3 Baseball team who earlier in the year defeated Clemson.