Ivy League cancels spring football practices

(Stats Perfrom) - The Ivy League canceling its men's and women's basketball tournaments in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation drew the most attention Tuesday, but spring football practices also were eliminated this year.

The eight-school league declared its regular-season basketball champions, the Princeton women and Yale men, as its automatic qualifiers for the NCAA tournaments. It also implemented highly restrictive, in-venue spectator limitations for other upcoming campus athletics events and canceled out-of-season practices and competitions, such as spring football. Some programs had begun their practices already.

"Following a number of league-wide discussions throughout the last several weeks, we have decided to exercise caution in the interest of student-athletes, fans and the general community," Ivy League executive director Robin Harris said.

The league said all policies are subject to change based on the ongoing review of circumstances.

Updated March 10, 2020

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