CCSU cancels spring sports until at least April 6 amid coronavirus concerns

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 19:46


NEW BRITAIN - As multiple high school and collegiate athletics undergo massive changes amid COVID-19 concerns, CCSU is now one of the latest affected by the coronavirus scares.

The school announced on Wednesday that all athletics activities have been canceled until at least April 6, in addition to all classes scheduled after March 15 being moved to online until at least April 6.

The university is currently discussing what the cancelations will mean for the remainder of the spring seasons for the teams currently in the midst of their seasons, such as baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track.

CCSU had already begun to take precautions earlier this week, announcing on Tuesday that the baseball team’s three-game series at Creighton and the softball team’s three-game road trip in Florida scheduled later this month were canceled. Tuesday’s baseball game against Manhattan in New Britain was played without fans in attendance and Wednesday’s softball doubleheader against Manhattan was also scheduled to be played in an empty park, but the game wound up being canceled before first pitch.

The baseball team had 12 games scheduled between Wednesday and April 6, including nine NEC conference games. The softball team had 18 games scheduled in that same span, with eight of them being NEC matchups. As it stands now, both teams would be back in action on April 7, with the baseball team hosting Stony Brook and the softball team visiting UMass.

Posted in The Bristol Press, CCSU on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 19:46. Updated: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 19:48.