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Atlantic 10 announces cancellation of spring sports competitions

Posted at 10:33 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 22:33:29-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Atlantic 10 Conference has joined a slew of other Conference regarding COVID-19. In an announcement made this evening, the Conference has decided to cancel all 2020 spring sports competitions (conference and non-conference), and 2020 spring conference championships, effective immediately.

"While this decision is difficult, it is in the best interest of our student-athletes, families and the Bona community as we take precautions to protect their safety and well-being," said St. Bonaventure Director of Athletics Tim Kenney. "This is an unprecedented time in collegiate athletics and in our nation, and while we lament the need to cancel our spring seasons, the safety of all is paramount."

“This has been another difficult decision for the conference, but cancelling our spring sports seasons and championships is in the best interest of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans," A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said. "The health and safety of everyone is our top priority, and while we truly empathize with our student-athletes, we believe this is the best course of action. I’m thankful for the leadership of our Presidents’ Council, Athletic Directors, coaches and student-athletes during this difficult time in our history.”