In response to coronavirus pandemic, NCAA Division I league in Northeast will not sponsor athletics until at least Jan. 1
Canceled: By the Ivy League, all fall sports, including men’s and women’s golf, as the conference responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced Wednesday night. No sports in the Ivy League, which is based in the Northeast and competes at the NCAA Division I level, will be played until at least Jan. 1. “We are entrusted to create and maintain an educational environment that is guided by health and safety considerations,” the Ivy League presidents wrote in a joint statement. “There can be no greater responsibility — and that is the basis for this difficult decision.” Practices and athletic training will be permitted, provided that they are held according to school and state guidelines regarding COVID-19. Student-athletes in fall sports will not use a season of Ivy League or NCAA eligibility in the fall, whether or not they enroll, the league said. College golf teams play fall and spring schedules, with the conference and NCAA championships held in the spring. Recently, Brown opted to end the varsity status of men’s and women’s golf as part of a broader restructuring of the Providence, R.I., school’s athletic department. The eight-school Ivy League is composed of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale.
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