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Ivy League cancels all winter sports amid surging coronavirus cases

Ivy League schools have decided to cancel the 2021 winter sports season on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The decision comes as the U.S. continues to break new coronavirus case records, setting a new daily record yesterday of more than 145,000 cases.

The league which consists of: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale, is the first Division One conference to announced the cancellation of its athletic prorgam’s season.

“Regrettably, the current trends regarding the transmission of the Covid-19 virus and the subsequent protocols that must be put in place are impeding our strong desire to return to intercollegiate competition in a safe manner,” said the Ivy League Council of Presidents in a joint statement.

Back in March, the Ivy league was the first Division One conference to cancel its Men’s and Woman’s postseason basketball tournaments.

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