Big Ten cancels all remaining competitions, suspends recruiting

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Big Ten announced Thursday all conference and non-conference competitions through the academic year and beyond have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

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The decision 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.

On the organization's website, 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 cancelations and shutdowns were put in place across the country Thursday.

"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.