The Ivy League has canceled its winter sports season over a recent spike in positive coronavirus tests in Massachusetts. The athletic conference of elite east coast schools previously announced in July that fall sports would be canceled as part of an effort to comply with state and university restrictions on gatherings.
According to a report by the Harvard Crimson, Ivy League athletics will be canceled this winter to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. The decision, which was announced on Thursday, may lead to the cancellation of this year’s college basketball season.
In a statement published on Thursday, the presidents of the Ivy League universities said that the decision to cancel the season was motivated by their commitment to protecting the health of their students. The Ivy League is comprised of Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
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