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Big Ten cancels all remaining competitions, suspends recruiting

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Published: Mar. 12, 2020 at 10:55 AM CDT
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The Big Ten announced Thursday all conference and non-conference competitions through the academic year and beyond have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

includes participation in all NCAA tournaments and competitions. A moratorium has been announced on all on and off-campus recruiting activities for the foreseeable future, the statement reads.

, the statement reads they will use the time to work with medical experts and officials to determine the next steps forward concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement comes after more

"The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus," the statement reads.