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Sport Michigan cancels spring game, restricts recruiting amid pandemic

00:45  12 march  2020
00:45  12 march  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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The past three springs , Michigan has been to Rome, Paris and South Africa. But this year, Wolverines players hoping to travel abroad are gonna have to get used to sticking to Ann Arbor. The maize and blue hadn’t announced its annual excursion this year

Cincinnati has cancelled its spring football game as a precautionary measure due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. The news that their spring game won't be played comes on the same day that the MAC announced that its men's and women's basketball tournaments in Cleveland this week will

Michigan has canceled its spring game and won't allow coaches to host prospects or go on recruiting trips through at least April 21 because of the coronavirus outbreak, the school announced Tuesday.

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"The University of Michigan Athletics Department is closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus outbreak and its impact on our communities," the school said in a statement obtained by Aaron McCann of MLive. "The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff is paramount as we assess the near and long-term potential impacts. This is a rapidly evolving situation."

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The Wolverines were scheduled to hold their spring game April 18. Other schools could squash theirs in the coming days, following in the footsteps of Michigan and Cincinnati, which axed its game Monday.

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Michigan will still hold spring practice, beginning March 17.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the contagious coronavirus, has led to the cancellation or alteration of sporting events around the world in recent days. The NCAA announced earlier Tuesday that its men's and women's basketball tournaments will take place without fans in attendance.

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Clemson, LSU among top five for nation’s top QB in Class of 2021 .
Caleb Williams, the No. 1 QB in the Class of 2021, has released his top five schools. Among those still in the hunt include Clemson and LSU. But watch out for Oklahoma?Williams shared his top five with a post on his Twitter account and explained his thinking in this stage of the process on Sports Illustrated. The dual-threat quarterback from Washington D.C. has had to cancel official recruiting trips to both Maryland and Penn State due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the NCAA shutting down all recruiting activities as a precaution.

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