Coronavirus’ Impact on Lacrosse

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, college and professional sports have been impacted by season cancellations and suspensions and fan limitations. This page will be regularly updated as information around the impact of this virus on lacrosse at the college and pro level is announced. 

If there is any missing information please either comment below or contact us via social media or email.

(All news listed in chronological order)

Season Cancellations

  • On Wednesday, the NESCAC announced the cancellation of all spring sports. Amherst, Middlebury, and Tufts had already made similar announcements on Tuesday. 
  • The Ivy League announced the cancellation of all spring sports on Wednesday afternoon. The decision seriously impacts lacrosse as Cornell, Princeton, and Yale are ranked in the top 5. Penn is also a top-20 team. 
  • The Patriot League announced the cancellation of spring sports on Thursday morning.
  • Utah has announced the cancellation of all athletic events in accordance with the Pac-12. 
  • The MAAC has announced that all spring sports are cancelled, effective Saturday.

Season Suspensions

  • Lafayette announced on Wednesday night that all athletic events would be suspended until April 5th. 
  • Hampton has suspended athletic events until further notice, the school announced on Wednesday.
  • Johns Hopkins has announced that they will suspend spring sports through April 12th.
  • The CAA announced on Thursday morning that they would be suspending all spring sports. 
  • The NLL has announced that they will be suspending the season until further notice. 
  • The NEC has suspended spring sports through March 29th.
  • Duke announced the suspension of athletics indefinitely on Thursday afternoon.
  • The ACC has announced that they will be suspending all athletic related activities.

Fan Limitations/Gameday Changes

  • Rutgers announced that all home games from March 12th through at least April 3rd will be played with no fans. This included the Scarlet Knights’ contest against No. 1 Syracuse this weekend. 
  • UMass vs Utah, which was scheduled to be a neutral site contest at Farmingdale State (N.Y.), has been moved to UMass and will now be played on Friday.
  • Delaware has made the decision to play all home games with no fans present. 
  • The Big Ten announced limitations on who can be present at sporting events, limiting spectators to just immediate family. 
  • Maryland has announced they will play games with no spectators.
  • Villanova announced they will limit spectators at games to just players immediate family. 
  • Michigan announced that they will limit spectators to just two family members per player. 
  • Air Force has announced that all sporting events will be closed to spectators.
  • Navy has announced precautions that they will follow until April 1st, which includes making admission and parking at lacrosse games free.
  • Binghamton announced on Wednesday that all spring sporting events will be played without spectators. 
  • Loyola announced on Tuesday that all athletic events would only allow a limited number of spectators. 
  • Manhattan has announced that all non-conference games have been cancelled through March 23rd. This includes the Jaspers’ game against Hofstra on Tuesday, March 17th. 
  • All NJIT athletic events will be held with no spectators, the university announced on Wednesday. The university will re-evaluate things on March 30th. 
  • Ohio State has announced that all athletic events will be closed to the public.
  • Penn State has made the decision to limit attendance at all sporting events. They will re-evaluate the measures taken on April 3rd.
  • Richmond will only allow essential personnel and parents/guardians of players at athletic events for the foreseeable future, the school announced on Wednesday.
  • On Thursday afternoon, Air Force announced that their SoCon opener against Furman has been cancelled. 

 

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