Southern cancels ALL winter and spring sports in response to coronavirus

Southern cancels ALL winter and spring sports in response to coronavirus
Southern has announced the cancellation of ALL winter and spring sports in response to the coronavirus. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Southern University announced Friday, March 13 that it has suspended all games for its winter and sports teams in response to COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.

Southern cancels all winter and spring sports
NCAA CANCELLATIONS: Roman Banks
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“Southern University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has been, and will continue to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 virus and believes that the health and welfare of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff is of the utmost importance and our first priority,” said athletic director Roman Banks. “We take this situation very seriously and have decided to cancel the winter and spring sports seasons indefinitely. We understand the severity of this decision and how disappointing the news is for our student athletes, coaches, and fans, but we feel it is in the best interest of everyone during this unpredictable time.”

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Officials said they will release additional information as it becomes available.

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