Longhorns athletic events canceled until March 29, spring football postponed

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — All University of Texas home athletic events have been canceled until March 29 in an attempt to protect from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Longhorns Athletic Director Chris Del Conte.

Texas football will postpone a decision on Spring Practice until after March 29.

UT is canceling baseball and softball games, golf and rowing events, and tennis matches up until that date. The Texas Relays and UT spring soccer matches have also been cancelled, according to Del Conte.

The cancellation is a directive from the Big 12 Conference.

The NCAA announced Thursday afternoon that all remaining 2020 winter and spring championships have been canceled — including the NCAA basketball tournament.

“This is a very fluid situation and one that presents great challenges. The health, safety and well-being of everyone involved is the number one priority and we will be having many discussions in the coming hours, days and weeks to determine what the next steps are. We appreciate everyone’s support and patience on this and will continue to provide updates as decisions are made,” Del Conte said.

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