SEC suspends all athletic activities until at least April 15

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All athletics activities, including competitions, team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings, will be suspended through at least April 15, due to continuing developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference announced.

The SEC had previously announced that all competition was suspended until March 30.  That suspension of competition has been extended through April 15 and now includes all organized team activities.

SEC athletics programs will cease practices, individual and team workouts effective the end of the day today. Team meetings shall conclude no later than 5 p.m. local time on Monday.

In addition, the Florida athletic department is closing all team areas in its athletic facilities until at least April 15, with the exception of its sports health and academic advising units. The department will continue to provide health, nutrition, mental health counseling and academic support during this time.

“I would say at this point (spring football) is in flux,” UF athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “We’re not going to have a normal spring ball. We’re probably not going to have a spring game on April 18.”

For more information about the coronavirus, prevention, symptoms, etc., please visit www.cdc.gov as a helpful resource.