The world of sports has been rocked in the last 24 hours with the coronavirus pandemic. The latest domino to fall was the Sun Belt Conference announcing their intentions to suspend spring sports.
“Due to the concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Sun Belt Conference has announced that regular-season competitions and conference championships in all sports are suspended indefinitely.” The conference announced on Thursday afternoon, “This decision was made in consultation with the league’s Presidents, Chancellors and Directors of Athletics to protect the health and wellness of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans.”
“Consistent with decisions made at the national level regarding men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments and winter and spring NCAA championship events, the Sun Belt Conference will immediately suspend spring sport competition indefinitely.” Cajuns Athletic Director Dr. Bryan Maggard said in a statement released by the university, “This action is being taken to continue the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19, keeping the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans our highest priority.
“As additional information becomes available, we will communicate it at that time. This will also include information on tickets that have already been purchased in advance for upcoming events. We greatly appreciate the support and understanding of Cajun Nation during this time, and look forward to a positive outcome very soon.”