The Southeastern Conference has cancelled all regular season and postseason events until March 30th, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
ALERT 2: Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference today announced the suspension of regular season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses, as well SEC championship events, until March 30.— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 12, 2020
As first reported by Kendall Rogers, Ole Miss baseball’s home series against Louisiana State was canceled on Thursday morning, and the announcement from the SEC came shortly thereafter.
Initial speculation came just after 11:00 a.m. CST, as LSU was boarding for travel to Oxford.
The LSU baseball players just grabbed their bags off the bus. They are scheduled to leave for Ole Miss in an hour. They are having a team meeting.— Wilson Alexander (@whalexander_) March 12, 2020
Minutes later, Ole Miss canceled a scheduled media session, and rumors began to swirl about the continuation of league play.
#RebsBSB just canceled a media session and I’m hearing league likely to postpone play until at least March 30.— Chase Parham (@RivalsChase) March 12, 2020
The Ivy League became the first conference to cancel all spring sports on Wednesday, and many conferences have since followed suit in regard to conference tournaments. However, the SEC becomes the first Power Five conference to suspend all sporting events.
We will keep you updated as the situation continues.