Penn State joined the growing list of universities taking measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus.
Earlier in the week, NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the NCAA basketball tournament would be played without fans in attendance. That news alone was groundbreaking, but things hit another level late Thursday morning.
Every major conference canceled their basketball tournaments, including the Big East that canceled its tournament during halftime of a game between Creighton and St. John’s. As of now, March Madness is still scheduled to go on, but that could change in the coming days.
Also on Thursday, Penn State Football announced that it is suspending all football-related activities. According to their statement, that includes practices, recruiting, and Penn State’s pro day.
As of now, there is no final decision on the annual Blue-White Game with it currently scheduled for April 18. Hopefully, there is enough time between now and then for the virus to die out, but that remains to be seen.
An update on football-related activities. pic.twitter.com/LNqUjNya9T
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