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UChicago Cancels Remaining Athletics Schedule for Spring 2020

UChicago Cancels Remaining Athletics Schedule for Spring 2020

CHICAGO – Due to the impact and nation-wide spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the University of Chicago has canceled all spring seasons.

Effective immediately, all UChicago spring sport contests and practices are canceled.

Statement from Director of Athletics and Recreation, Erin McDermott

"Following the University decision to transition to remote learning in the spring quarter (University Release) and in accordance with public health guidance, we have canceled spring seasons effective March 13. In addition, the NCAA announced yesterday that the remaining winter and all spring championships were canceled which effectively ended remaining winter seasons (NCAA Release).

This has been an incredibly difficult week which has led to this unprecedented and incredibly difficult decision. For those of us who know how precious each season is for student-athletes, we understand how disappointing this is, especially for our seniors. We all have heavy hearts right now. I am also lifted and inspired by the emotion I saw from students and coaches after hearing this news. To lead a group so passionate is a privilege. I am also confident in their resiliency. I know that when it is appropriate to return, the Maroons will be back in full force with a commitment to excellence and being the best they can be. Go Maroons!"

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