Auburn Football will Postpone the Start of Spring Football Practice

SOURCE: AUBURN ATHLETICS

On Thursday several events related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced by Auburn University, the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Auburn University announced that it will transition from on-campus instruction to remote delivery beginning Monday, March 16, and continue through April 10 in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Southeastern Conference announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville and the suspension of regular season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses, as well as SEC championships events, through March 30.

Lastly, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors announced the cancelation of the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.

“The well-being of our student-athletes, staff, fans and the Auburn community will always be our highest priority,” Director of Athletics Allen Greene said. “Given the global gravity of COVID-19, we appreciate the complexities of these difficult decisions. Our hearts go out to our student-athletes and coaches who have worked tirelessly to represent Auburn with class and excellence in their quest for championships. We thank the Auburn family for their understanding and patience as we navigate this unprecedented and fluid situation.”

SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets will be refunded for purchases made through the Auburn Ticket Office.  Additional information will be sent directly to ticket holders for baseball and softball.

Auburn football will postpone the start of spring football practice and all football-related activities. The program will continue to assess the situation moving forward. Practice was originally scheduled to begin March 16.

In addition to coronavirus updates, Auburn University updates are available at https://ocm.auburn.edu/news/coronavirus/

As more information becomes available, Auburn Athletics will provide updates on AuburnTigers.com as well as its social media channels.

The full release from Auburn University:

https://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2020/03/121240-coronavirus-remote-transition.php

The full release from the Southeastern Conference:

https://www.secsports.com/article/28891598/sec-cancels-remainder-men-basketball-tournament

The full release from the NCAA:

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-cancels-remaining-winter-and-spring-championships

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