Big Ten Suspends All Team Activities Until April 6, Includes Ohio State Spring Practice
The Big Ten Conference announced in a statement Friday that it would be suspending “all organized team activities” until April 6 due to the potential of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This would include Ohio State’s upcoming spring practices that were scheduled to resume after this week’s spring break.
“The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.
Ohio State has already canceled its spring game which was scheduled for April 11, and all spring sports have been canceled within the conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic
“The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus,” the statement said.
The Big Ten also shut down the men’s basketball conference tournament on Thursday, and Ohio State has moved the remainder of the spring academic semester to strictly online classes.
Ohio State has suspended all recruiting traveling and activities until April 20 before the Big Ten suspended recruiting activities for all schools within the conference “for the foreseeable future.”
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