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Notre Dame of Maryland University cancels remainder of athletic season

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 18:33:42-04

The Notre Dame of Maryland University has canceled the remainder of the University’s athletic season in response to COVID-19.

Both the season and all activities surrounding the sport teams was originally suspended until April 6 but the University along with the conference decided to cancel the spring 2020 season.

University President Marylou Yam released a message regarding the cancellation.

"I have been meeting with the presidents of all of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) colleges and the leadership team of the conference on a regular basis during this COVID-19 pandemic. The CSAC Board of Directors decided in order to move forward in keeping all of our students safe as possible and attempt to dampen the spread of this virus, to cancel all athletic activities including contests and championships for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This decision, we know, will affect a good amount of our students on campus, especially those student-athletes participating on teams this semester. We understand this is another big change we are all now facing, as we navigate this new territory. As the University continues to monitor COVID-19 and the latest local and federal guidelines on how to minimize its impact, we will keep in contact as changes are made.