SEC shuts down all sports, including practices through April 15

Seems like it gets worse every day.

In coordination with the Southeastern Conference, all member institutions, including LSU Athletics, will suspend both practice and competition for all sports through April 15. The decision comes in conjunction with preventative measures taken by the SEC, NCAA and campus officials in regard to the spread of COVID-19.

All sports will cease practices, individual and team workouts effective the end of the day Friday, March 13. Team meetings will conclude no later than 5 pm local time on Monday, March 16.

This apparently means the spring football game set for April 13 is cancelled as well as LSU’s Pro Day April 3.

“There’s nothing more important than the health and well-being of our student-athletes, our staff and community,” said Athletic Director Scott Woodward. “This decision did not come lightly for anyone. This is an extraordinary measure, but a necessary one for the greater good.”

LSU has encouraged students living on campus to return home. Student-athletes who choose to remain at LSU will continue to receive the necessary daily services including food, medical care and housing. Student-athlete academic services and tutoring will continue to be facilitated through the Cox Communications Academic Center.

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