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NCAA Cancels Spring Championships Due to Coronavirus

There will be no spring college golf season in 2020. 

The NCAA has canceled all spring championships due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus across the U.S. and the world. 

This decision comes after the NCAA canceled the 2020 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. 

“Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remains winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such event at any time during the academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities,” said the NCAA in a statement. 

RI’s golf schools include the University of Rhode Island, Bryant University and Brown University. 

Eligibility Relief for DI and DIII Spring Athletes 

While the spring championships are canceled, the NCAA is granting eligibility relief for Division I and Division III athletes who take part I spring sports. 

NCAA Statement on DI Athletes: 

Council leadership agreed that eligibility relief is appropriate for all Division I student-athletes who participated in spring sports. Details of eligibility relief will be finalized at a later time. Additional issues with NCAA rules must be addressed, and appropriate governance bodies will work through those in the coming days and weeks. 

NCAA Statement on DIII Athletes: 

Today, the Division III Administrative Committee provided flexibility for schools to assist students with travel, lodging and meals as a result of campus displacements. The committee waived all requirements for sports sponsorship for the spring season. It also granted an additional season/semester of eligibility for student-athletes participating in spring sports. 

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