Ivy League schools, including the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, will cancel all spring athletics practice and competition through the rest of the academic year due to concerns over the new coronavirus.
The Ivy League Council Presidents made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. Besides Penn and Princeton, Ivy League schools include Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University and Yale University.
The presidents also said individual schools will decide whether or not winter teams and student-athletes who qualified for postseason play will participate.
The COVID-19 virus has led to widespread closures, postponements and shutdowns at universities, convention centers, sporting events and other popular attractions throughout the country.