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Pac-12 cancels all sports for remainder of 2019-20 school year

Mar 14, 2020, 1:27 PM | Updated: 8:39 pm

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 12:  A lone person stands at a row of box office windows underneath the l...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 12: A lone person stands at a row of box office windows underneath the logos of schools that were scheduled to participate in the Pac-12 Conference men's basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament was canceled in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Pac-12 announced Saturday that all sports events through the end of the 2019-20 school year would be cancelled.

This is an expansion of the conference’s earlier announcement that the sports would be suspended in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Pac-12 CEO Group and athletic directors met Saturday and came to the conclusion to cancel all sports competitions, including spring sports that extend into summer after the school year ends.

The NCAA announced Thursday it would cancel all championship competitions for the remainder of the year, including March Madness.

At a meeting of the Pac-12 CEO Group and Athletic Directors earlier today, the Pac-12 made the decision to cancel all Pac-12 conference and non-conference sport competitions and Pac-12 championships through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year.

This decision follows both the Pac-12’s earlier decision to suspend all sports until further notice, and the decision by the NCAA to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 NCAA basketball tournaments as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.

ASU football already announced a suspension of spring practice. The men’s and women’s basketball seasons had come to a conclusion with the cancellation of March Madness and the Pac-12 Tournament.

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