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Big 12 Suspension Extended, Gold-Blue Spring Game Cancelled



West Virginia athletics has announced that the annual Gold-Blue Spring football game, originally scheduled for April 18, has been canceled amid new restrictions from the Big 12.

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, the Big 12 conference extended its suspension of team activities from March 29 to May 31, disallowing any and all organized or voluntary team activities.

“We continue to work with the Big 12 and our medical professionals to ensure the safety of our student-athletes, University and community,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said in a release. “Extending the deadline of all athletic activities necessitates the cancellation of our spring football game. We will continue to work with the Big 12 to come up a fair and competitive plan for our athletic teams as we approach May 31.”

The Big 12 said the suspension will be re-evaluated regularly and could be adjusted as the situation changes.

The Big 12 is allowing student-athletes to conduct virtual sessions with their schools and coaches. “Film study, technical discussions, tactical sessions and other non-physical activities” are limited to two hours per week.

Lyons also announced that all Mountaineer Athletic Club events for April and May are postponed.

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