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As expected, USF announced Friday evening it has canceled all team practices until April 5, and has encouraged all its student-athletes to remain home until then if possible.
As a result of the directive, amid the ballooning concerns over the coronavirus , USF’s on-campus spring football game ― initially scheduled for April 18 ― will not be held that day. Whether it will be played at a later time remains unclear.
“We will continue to monitor the latest information and consult with our medical staff as we determine the next appropriate steps, including when the resumption of practice sessions is prudent,” Kelly said in a statement released by the school.
USF’s actions come a day after American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco announced all league spring sports competition is suspended until further notice. The NCAA already has called off all winter and spring sports championships.
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