University of Wyoming Athletics Statement on Suspension of Athletics Competitions

UW 3-12-20

University of Wyoming Athletics has announced effective immediately that all athletics competitions will be suspended until further notice.  This includes all Mountain West Conference and non-conference events, home and away.

There are other questions that cannot be answered at this time surrounding the rapidly changing situation.  As future decisions are made, UW Athletics will share that information. 

All decisions made by University of Wyoming Athletics regarding the COVID-19 situation will focus on the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans.  

The Mountain West Conference issued the following statement on Thursday regarding the COVID-19 situation as it applies to spring sport competitions.

MOUNTAIN WEST SUSPENDS SPRING SPORTS COMPETITIONS

Given the current status of COVID-19, the Mountain West Board of Directors has suspended all spring sport competitions indefinitely.  The health and well-being of student-athletes, as well as the campus and general communities, is of utmost priority.  Therefore, the Board has determined the most prudent course of action is to align with the recommendations of public health care and government officials to help limit the spread of the virus.

Those teams currently on the road competing may complete those events and then return to campus.  Those teams that have not yet departed shall suspend travel immediately.

Decisions with regard to the continuation of local practice activities in various sports (e.g., spring football) are a matter of institutional discretion depending upon local conditions.

Those teams that have qualified for an NCAA Championship event may participate at institutional discretion, subject to the status of those events as determined by the NCAA.

Decisions regarding prospective student-athlete recruitment shall be made at institutional discretion on a case-by-case basis.

The status of sport programs which compete in other conferences shall be determined by the respective institutions and those conferences.

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