Mar 14, 2020 2:01 AM

Big 12 cancels spring sports competitions

Posted Mar 14, 2020 2:01 AM

Due to the on-going developments related to COVID-19, the Big 12 Conference has announced that all conference and non-conference competitions have been cancelled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete into the summer.

In addition, all organized team activities, including team, individual practices, voluntary workouts, meetings, and other organized gatherings, have been suspended until March 29 and will be re-evaluated at that time.

"We must continue to emphasize the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and University community," Taylor said. "I know this is a very difficult time for our teams and student-athletes, and even our fans, but we all have to do our part in helping make our community, state and nation as safe as possible. As we have stated before, this is a very serious and fluid situation with many layers and we will continue to work closely with appropriate medical professionals, the Big 12 Conference and our University administration to monitor the situation." KSTATESPORTS.COM

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UPDATE: Kansas cancels state basketball tournaments

UPDATE 8:45 p.m. Thursday: According to the Kansas High School Activities Association website, "After the conclusion of the quarterfinal round, the 2020 KSHSAA State Basketball Tournament will be canceled. Given the escalating concerns regarding COVID-19, the best decision for the safety of the student-athletes and spectators was to cancel the remainder of this championship tournament. The KSHSAA regrets the lost opportunity for teams and players that have worked to achieve their goals."

KSHSAA

Currently all tournament sites are proceeding as scheduled with fans. We encourage everyone attending a state basketball tournament to continue to take the proper precautions in preventing illness transmission including proper and frequent hand washing with soap or sanitizer, covering the face when coughing or sneezing and keeping your hands away from your face. Anyone who is feeling sick or suffers from a significant health issue should stay home.

KSHSAA is continuing to monitor the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas State Department of Education regarding the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation.

All state basketball tournament sites are working diligently and taking additional precautions to provide the safest possible environment for the teams, fans and workers. We will continue to monitor new information from our public health organizations as it becomes available and make any changes to the state basketball tournaments if needed. Any updates will be provided at www.kshsaa.org and through Twitter (@KSHSAA).

Additional Resources:

KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center

CDC Coronavirus Information