Big Ten Conference Cancels All Athletic Competition For Academic Year Due to Coronavirus

By Kevin Harrish on March 12, 2020 at 4:28 pm
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Big Ten sports are on hiatus.

The Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday afternoon that it is suspending all athletic competition due to the coronavirus outbreak until further notice.

The conference has also announced a moratorium on on-campus and off-campus recruiting activities "for the foreseeable future."

This announcement comes hours after the conference canceled the Big Ten men's basketball tournament and moments after the NCAA canceled this year's men's and women's basketball tournaments.

The Big Ten's hiatus is the latest in a flurry throughout the sports world. The NBA suspended its season on Wednesday night with the NHL and MLB following suit the following day. The ACC and the AAC have also canceled all athletic competition.

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