Ivy League postpones fall sports

The Ivy League has placed all sports on hold for the rest of the year for its eight schools because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Harvard players, students and fans celebrate their 45-27 win over Yale after an NCAA college football game at Fenway Park in Boston. Harvard defeated Yale. The Ivy League has canceled all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

From: Associated Press

The Ivy League has placed all sports on hold for the rest of the year for its eight schools because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ivy League becomes the first Division I conference to make the move, which affects the start of basketball season. The league is leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the virus outbreak is better controlled by then.

The Ivy League also was the first conference to cancel its men’s and women’s basketball tournament on March 10, just ahead of the quick spread of the virus in the Northeast.

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