USC announced all practices, camps, clinics and even on-and off-campus recruiting have been suspended until further notice.
I already wrote it was surprising yesterday that recruits were allowed at football practice. But too much is going on to allow that to continue.
“Our hearts ache for our student-athletes, coaches, alumni, fans, and all those affected throughout the world by the COVID-19 pandemic,” USC athletic director Mike Bohn said. “The health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes is always at the forefront of everything we do. Therefore, our university and athletics department support the decisions made today by the NCAA and the Pac-12 Conference. These are unprecedented days for all of us. I have communicated to our student-athletes that we are here to support them however we can.”
All non-essential USC athletic staff will work remotely through at least March 22.
The NCAA has also canceled the College World Series.
The annual Swim with Mike has been postponed until Oct. 24.