All Power 5 conferences scrap spring competition

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Luis Rivera, left, sanitizes seats in Bridgestone Arena after the remaining college basketball games in the Southeastern Conference tournament were cancelled Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The tournament was cancelled Thursday due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Southeastern Conference has canceled sporting events for the rest of the season.

The events had been suspended. The league announced the decision Tuesday, becoming the last of the Power Five conferences to cancel all competition.

The decision includes championship, spring football games and pro day workouts for NFL teams run by SEC schools.

The Florida athletic department also previously closed 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.

The Gators Ticket Office will automatically refund all ticket purchases for Gator events scheduled to take place from March 13 to the end of spring competition. Refunds will be processed back to the form of payment used for the original purchase. All purchasers will be contacted once the refund is processed.

The Gators Ticket Office will automatically refund all ticket purchases for Gator events scheduled to take place from March 13 to the end of spring competition. Refunds will be processed back to the form of payment used for the original purchase. All purchasers will be contacted once the refund is processed.

Team and individual practices and meetings remain suspended through at least April 15.

Earlier in the day, the Atlantic Coast Conference canceled all spring competition, plus all athletic-related activities, including practices.

National Letter of Intent signings for college athletes have been suspended until April 15.

The Collegiate Commissioner’s Association, which administers the letter of intent used by NCAA Division I and II athletes, says the suspension will be re-evaluated on or before April 15.

The Division I football signing period began Feb. 5 and was scheduled to end April 1. It will be extended 30 days after it resumes. Most FBS schools have filled their 2020 classes.

The Division I basketball signing period was scheduled to begin April 15 and end May 20.

The NCAA is suspending normal building operations at its main office in Indianapolis, starting Wednesday through at least April 3. The NCAA national office staff will work remotely and continue normal operations. The NCAA says employees will continue to be accessible. The length of the suspension will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.