Georgia Bulldogs to Remain Out of Action For Another Month Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Published 03/15/2020, 3:54 PM EDT
ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 27: Cordy Glenn #71 and Ben Jones #61 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate with Orson Charles #7 after Charles touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia will not be in actin till at least another month  in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The entire Southeastern Conference announced the suspension of all its athletic activities through a statement on Saturday.

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“The South Eastern Conference (SEC) today announced that all athletic activities, including competitions, team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings, will be suspended through at least April 15 due to continuing developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19),” the statement read.

The SEC had earlier announced the suspension till March 30. It now extends by another 15 days. In their previously announced suspension, the SEC said that it was necessary as a precautionary measure.

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Georgia Bulldogs will have to wait before another practice session

The Bulldogs were to start the spring practice sessions on March 17. But with the existing scenario, they will have to push it further. The SEC said that there will not be any workout sessions and gave the teams three more days to hold any meetings.

“SEC athletics programs will cease practices, individual and team workouts effective the end of the day Friday, March 13. Team meetings shall conclude no later than 5 pm local time on Monday, March 16,” the statement further read.

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“SEC member institutions will continue to provide their student-athletes with care and support to meet the needs in areas, including academics, medical care, mental health and wellness, nutrition and housing as needed.”

The SEC had already announced that the fans who have purchased tickets for any canceled event will get a refund.

 

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