In addition, the Ivy League will not conduct competition for fall sports during the upcoming spring semester. And spring sports competition will be postponed through at least the end of February 2021.
The Ivy League Council of Presidents issued a joint statement:
“Throughout the last nine months, we have asked our campus communities to make extraordinary adjustments in order to do our part in combating the global pandemic and to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty members, staff and the communities in which they live and work.
“Student-athletes, their families and coaches are again being asked to make enormous sacrifices for the good of public health â and we do not make this decision lightly. While these decisions come with great disappointment and frustration, our commitment to the safety and lasting health of our student-athletes and wider communities must remain our highest priority.
“We look forward to the day when intercollegiate athletics â which are such an important part of the fabric of our campus communities â will safely return in a manner and format we all know and appreciate.”
Sources: The Ivy League has cancelled winter sports.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) November 12, 2020
Breaking: The Ivy League has canceled all winter sports for the 2020-21 season, sources told @CBSSports. League presidents held their vote earlier this week and informed schools tonight. Coaches had been bracing for this grim news for weeks.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) November 12, 2020