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Novel Coronavirus Impacting College Baseball From Coast To Coast



UPDATE: The NCAA announced Thursday afternoon it is cancelling the 2020 College World Series. 



There are now more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, and in an effort to curtail further spread of the virus, sporting events have quickly become an area of focus.

At this point, college basketball, with its conference tournaments underway and the NCAA Tournament just around the corner, has been most affected. However, quickly-changing attitudes toward the approach to preventing the spread of the disease led to swift action from universities and conferences that directly affected college baseball.

The most aggressive moves came from the Ivy League and Patriot League, which announced that all spring sports seasons, including baseball, have been canceled.

Additionally, several schools Wednesday announced changes in attendance policies that would eliminate spectators at games and limit those in attendance to players, coaches, essential staff, and in some cases, recruits and families of players, but in many cases, those previous policies were superseded by announcements that play would be suspended altogether.

The biggest dominoes to fall early on were the SEC, Pac-12 and ACC which announced Thursday that play had been suspended. For the SEC, things are on hold until March 30, although league member Auburn announced that it wouldn't play until April 10. For all the rest, play has been suspended indefinitely.

The SEC sent out the following release: "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."

Other schools have announced reductions in campus events or limits on travel, and many have closed their campuses, but it is unclear in some cases if such directives will affect baseball schedules.

Below is a table of all the college baseball programs that have had games affected in one way or another. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

SchoolAction
Abilene ChristianAll games canceled
Air ForceAll games canceled
AkronAll games canceled
AlabamaAll games canceled
Alabama A&MAll games canceled
Alabama-BirminghamAll games canceled
Alabama StateAll games canceled
AlbanyAll games canceled
Alcorn StateAll games canceled
Appalachian StateAll games canceled
ArizonaAll games canceled
Arizona StateAll games canceled
ArkansasAll games canceled
Arkansas-Little RockAll games canceled
Arkansas-Pine BluffAll games canceled
Arkansas StateAll games canceled
ArmyAll games canceled
AuburnAll games canceled
Austin PeayAll games canceled
Ball StateAll games canceled
BaylorAll games canceled
BelmontAll games canceled
Bethune-CookmanPlay suspended through spring semester
BinghamtonAll games canceled
Boise StateAll games canceled
Boston CollegeAll games canceled
Bowling GreenAll games canceled
BradleyAll games canceled
Brigham YoungAll games canceled
BrownAll games canceled
BryantAll games canceled
BucknellAll games canceled
ButlerAll games canceled
CaliforniaAll games canceled
Cal BaptistAll games canceled
Cal PolyAll games canceled
Cal State BakersfieldAll games canceled
Cal State FullertonAll games canceled
Cal State NorthridgeAll games canceled
CampbellAll games canceled
CanisiusAll games canceled
Central ArkansasAll games canceled
Central Connecticut StateAll games canceled
Central FloridaAll games canceled
Central MichiganAll games canceled
Charleston SouthernAll games canceled
CharlotteAll games canceled
Chicago StateAll games canceled
CincinnatiAll games canceled
CitadelAll games canceled
ClemsonAll games canceled
Coastal CarolinaAll games canceled
College of CharlestonAll games canceled
ColumbiaAll games canceled
ConnecticutAll games canceled
Coppin StatePlay suspended through spring semester
CornellAll games canceled
CreightonAll games canceled
Dallas BaptistAll games canceled
DartmouthAll games canceled
DavidsonAll games canceled
DaytonAll games canceled
DelawareAll games canceled
Delaware StatePlay suspended through spring semester
DukeAll games canceled
East CarolinaAll games canceled
East Tennessee StateAll games canceled
Eastern IllinoisAll games canceled
Eastern KentuckyAll games canceled
Eastern MichiganAll games canceled
ElonAll games canceled
EvansvilleAll games canceled
FairfieldAll games canceled
Fairleigh DickinsonAll games canceled
FloridaAll games canceled
Florida A&MPlay suspended through spring semester
Florida AtlanticAll games canceled
Florida Gulf CoastAll games canceled
Florida InternationalAll games canceled
Florida StateAll games canceled
FordhamAll games canceled
Fresno StateAll games canceled
FurmanAll games canceled
Gardner-WebbAll games canceled
George MasonAll games canceled
George WashingtonAll games canceled
GeorgetownAll games canceled
GeorgiaAll games canceled
Georgia SouthernAll games canceled
Georgia StateAll games canceled
Georgia TechAll games canceled
GonzagaAll games canceled
Grambling StateAll games canceled
Grand CanyonAll games canceled
HartfordAll games canceled
HarvardAll games canceled
HawaiiAll games canceled
High PointAll games canceled
HofstraAll games canceled
Holy CrossAll games canceled
HoustonAll games canceled
Houston BaptistAll games canceled
IllinoisAll games canceled
Illinois-ChicagoAll games canceled
Illinois StateAll games canceled
Incarnate WordAll games canceled
IndianaAll games canceled
Indiana StateAll games canceled
IonaAll games canceled
IowaAll games canceled
Jackson StateAll games canceled
JacksonvilleAll games canceled
Jacksonville StateAll games canceled
James MadisonAll games canceled
KansasAll games canceled
Kansas StateAll games canceled
Kennesaw StateAll games canceled
Kent StateAll games canceled
KentuckyAll games canceled
La SalleAll games canceled
LafayetteAll games canceled
LamarAll games canceled
LehighAll games canceled
LibertyAll games canceled
LipscombAll games canceled
Long Beach StateAll games canceled
Long IslandAll games canceled
LongwoodAll games canceled
Louisiana-MonroeAll games canceled
Louisiana-LafayetteAll games canceled
Louisiana StateAll games canceled
Louisiana TechAll games canceled
LouisvilleAll games canceled
Loyola MarymountAll games canceled
MaineAll games canceled
ManhattanAll games canceled
MaristAll games canceled
MarshallAll games canceled
MarylandAll games canceled
Maryland-Baltimore CountyAll games canceled
Maryland-Eastern ShorePlay suspended through spring semester
MassachusettsAll games canceled
Massachusetts-LowellAll games canceled
MemphisAll games canceled
MercerAll games canceled
MerrimackAll games canceled
McNeese StateAll games canceled
MiamiAll games canceled
Miami (OH)All games canceled
MichiganAll games canceled
Michigan StateAll games canceled
Middle Tennessee StateAll games canceled
MinnesotaAll games canceled
MississippiAll games canceled
Mississippi StateAll games canceled
Mississippi Valley StateAll games canceled
MissouriAll games canceled
Missouri StateAll games canceled
MonmouthAll games canceled
Morehead StateAll games canceled
Mount St. Mary'sAll games canceled
Murray StateAll games canceled
NavyAll games canceled
NebraskaAll games canceled
Nebraska-OmahaAll games canceled
NevadaAll games canceled
Nevada-Las VegasAll games canceled
New Jersey TechAll games canceled
New MexicoAll games canceled
New Mexico StateAll games canceled
New OrleansAll games canceled
NiagaraAll games canceled
Nicholls StateAll games canceled
Norfolk StatePlay suspended through spring semester
North AlabamaAll games canceled
North CarolinaAll games canceled
North Carolina A&TPlay suspended through spring semester
North Carolina CentralPlay suspended through spring semester
North Carolina StateAll games canceled
North Dakota StateAll games canceled
North FloridaAll games canceled
NortheasternAll games canceled
Northern ColoradoAll games canceled
Northern IllinoisAll games canceled
Northern KentuckyAll games canceled
NorthwesternAll games canceled
Northwestern StateAll games canceled
Notre DameAll games canceled
OaklandAll games canceled
OhioAll games canceled
Ohio StateAll games canceled
OklahomaAll games canceled
Oklahoma StateAll games canceled
Old DominionAll games canceled
Oral RobertsAll games canceled
OregonAll games canceled
Oregon StateAll games canceled
PacificAll games canceled
Penn StateAll games canceled
PennsylvaniaAll games canceled
PepperdineAll games canceled
PittsburghAll games canceled
PortlandAll games canceled
Prairie View A&MAll games canceled
PresbyterianAll games canceled
PrincetonAll games canceled
PurdueAll games canceled
Purdue Fort WayneAll games canceled
QuinnipiacAll games canceled
RadfordAll games canceled
Rhode IslandAll games canceled
RiceAll games canceled
RichmondAll games canceled
RiderAll games canceled
RutgersAll games canceled
Sacramento StateAll games canceled
Sacred HeartAll games canceled
Saint BonaventureAll games canceled
Saint John'sAll games canceled
Saint Joseph'sAll games canceled
Saint LouisAll games canceled
Saint Mary'sAll games canceled
Saint Peter'sAll games canceled
SamfordAll games canceled
Sam Houston StateAll games canceled
San DiegoAll games canceled
San Diego StateAll games canceled
San FranciscoAll games canceled
San Jose StateAll games canceled
Santa ClaraAll games canceled
SeattleAll games canceled
Seton HallAll games canceled
SienaAll games canceled
South AlabamaAll games canceled
South CarolinaAll games canceled
South Carolina-UpstateAll games canceled
South Dakota StateAll games canceled
South FloridaAll games canceled
Southeast Missouri StateAll games canceled
Southeastern LouisianaAll games canceled
SouthernAll games canceled
Southern CaliforniaAll games canceled
Southern IllinoisAll games canceled
Southern Illinois-EdwardsvilleAll games canceled
Southern MississippiAll games canceled
StanfordAll games canceled
Stephen F. AustinAll games canceled
StetsonAll games canceled
Stony BrookAll games canceled
TennesseeAll games canceled
Tennessee-MartinAll games canceled
Tennessee TechAll games canceled
TexasAll games canceled
Texas A&MAll games canceled
Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiAll games canceled
Texas-ArlingtonAll games canceled
Texas ChristianAll games canceled
Texas-Rio Grande ValleyAll games canceled
Texas-San AntonioAll games canceled
Texas SouthernAll games canceled
Texas StateAll games canceled
Texas TechAll games canceled
ToledoAll games canceled
TowsonAll games canceled
TroyAll games canceled
TulaneAll games canceled
UC DavisAll games canceled
UC IrvineAll games canceled
UC RiversideAll games canceled
UC Santa BarbaraAll games canceled
UCLAAll games canceled
UNC AshevilleAll games canceled
UNC GreensboroAll games canceled
UNC WilmingtonAll games canceled
UtahAll games canceled
Utah ValleyAll games canceled
ValparaisoAll games canceled
VanderbiltAll games canceled
VillanovaAll games canceled
VirginiaAll games canceled
Virginia CommonwealthAll games cancelled
Virginia Military InstituteAll games canceled
Virginia TechAll games canceled
WagnerAll games canceled
Wake ForestAll games canceled
WashingtonAll games canceled
Washington StateAll games canceled
Wichita StateAll games canceled
WinthropAll games canceled
Wisconsin-MilwaukeeAll games canceled
West VirginiaAll games canceled
Western CarolinaAll games canceled
Western IllinoisAll games canceled
Western KentuckyAll games canceled
Western MichiganAll games canceled
William & MaryAll games canceled
WoffordAll games canceled
Wright StateAll games canceled
XavierAll games canceled
YaleAll games canceled
Youngstown StateAll games canceled
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Mike Fox Retires After 22 Years At UNC, Scott Forbes Named Successor

North Carolina on Friday announced Mike Fox retired after 22 seasons as head coach. Scott Forbes, Fox’s longtime assistant, has been promoted to head coach.

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