SEC announces all sports events suspended
It won’t just be the 2020 SEC Tournament that will go away for fans.
The Southeastern Conference has announced it will suspend all sports events through the month of March.
Here is the statement issued by the league:
Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference today announced the suspension of regular season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses, as well SEC championship events, until March 30.
League commissioner Greg Sankey is scheduled to meet with the media at 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT to address the league’s decision to suspend all sports and cancel the 2020 SEC Tournament.
This is the statement the league issued on Thursday after canceling the 2020 SEC Tournament:
Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference today announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville.
“We understand that this decision will be disappointing to our student-athletes and coaches who have been preparing all season to compete in this event as well as viewers at home,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “While this was not an easy decision, the health and well-being of our entire SEC community is of paramount importance.”
The SEC’s regular season champion, the University of Kentucky, will be awarded the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The SEC will provide additional updates on other scheduled SEC championship events as they become available. The SEC reminds everyone to be attentive to everyday preventive actions identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov).