NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Due to the growing concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the ASUN Conference has suspended all competition through at least April 5, effective immediately.
The ASUN Conference Presidents' Council will address the question of cancelling all spring competition tomorrow, March 13 during a call scheduled for 2 p.m.
Statement from ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart:
“In support of the global community's effort to limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and to exercise wise precaution in protecting the health of the entire ASUN family, the ASUN Conference joins the fight by suspending all intercollegiate competition, effective immediately, through at least April 5.
"Our Presidents' Council will address the question of cancelling all spring competition tomorrow, March 13, and we will update this statement as needed following the conclusion of that 3:00 p.m. ET session.”
We live together in a world that has been monitoring this outbreak since it began, and the pathway to this decision has been building rapidly over the past few days. Our code of conduct dictates that we conduct all ASUN activities honestly, fairly, respectfully and responsibly. In that manner, we share in the disappointment that arrives over the cancellation of competition, but stand strong in the conviction that we reached this decision appropriately. We extend best wishes to all as we deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.