On Thursday afternoon, USF sports for the academic year came to an abrupt halt when the NCAA announced that all Winter and Spring championships have been canceled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier in the afternoon, the American Athletic Conference released a statement saying all spring sports are suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after, the NCAA released thier own statement canceling all championships for the remainder of the school year.
NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships: https://t.co/qzKAS4McEI pic.twitter.com/G6XreZx35E— NCAA (@NCAA) March 12, 2020
So with that, USF sports are finished for the 2019/2020 academic year. At this point, nobody knows for sure what will happen for the seniors who had their final year of eligibilty cut short because of a public health emergency. Reports say that the NCAA will work on formal language about eligibility for those impacted within the coming days and weeks.
Effective immediately, all spring sports competition will be suspended until further notice. pic.twitter.com/ubBusaBBSc— The American (@American_Conf) March 12, 2020
Though the championships are canceled by the NCAA, USF tells The Daily Stampede that Bulls teams might still practice after evaluating more information.
“There was no directive from he conference on practice,” a USF spokesperson told TDS. “We are assessing information as it continues to evlove, i.e. the NCAA’s latest announcement on championships, and will make prudent decisions on practice based on that information.”
We will keep you updated as more information is passed along.