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Big South suspends required athletics activities through March 30

The Big South Conference, which includes Longwood University, announced in a Friday evening, March 13, press release that all competition and required athletics activities have been suspended through at least March 30 to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus).

The release stated that the decision was made by the league’s Council of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) with consultation from the Council of Athletics Directors to protect the health and well-being of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans.

“The CEOs shall again convene in the near future to evaluate activities beyond March 30, including the status of the conference championships,” officials stated in the release.

Longwood had already announced either the postponement or cancellation of its competitions across all sports from Thursday, March 12, through Wednesday, March 18.