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The SEC has officially canceled all spring sporting events.
While there was a slim chance that baseball and other spring sports could continue after the NCAA announced the cancelation of spring championships last week, the conference announced its final decision this afternoon.
“This is a difficult day for all of us, and I am especially disappointed for our student-athletes,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “The health and well-being of our entire conference community is an ongoing priority for the SEC as we continue to monitor developments and information about the COVID-19 virus.”
In addition to spring sports, all spring football games have been canceled, meaning Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans won’t get a chance to see Lane Kiffin or Mike Leach’s squads on the field until September.
Any practices or other team activities won’t be allowed to begin until at least April 15th.
According to the conference’s statement, “for the SEC Softball Tournament and the SEC Baseball Tournament, automatic full ticket refunds will be made by March 31 to fans who purchased tickets from the SEC Office or by the university.”
For Southern Miss baseball fans, C-USA announced a similar decision earlier today.