FAU and COVID-19
In the late afternoon of March 11th, the Florida Board of Governors has directed all of the state's public universities to shift towards "remote instruction." This means FAU is being asked to move all of their classes online so students do not come to campus. Moreover, the state has asked FAU students, who are currently on Spring Break, to not return to campus until at least 14 days after Spring Break concludes this Sunday.
It is currently unknown what ramifications this will have on FAU Athletics.
FAU Baseball's contest vs. Penn was called off just moments before first pitch as the Ivy League suspended all Spring sports practices and competition.
At the time of this posting, the C-USA Basketball Tournament is still on, with FAU set to tipoff against Old Dominion in a couple of hours.
The NCAA has decided to play all of it's NCAA Tournament games, also called March Madness, behind closed doors.
BREAKING: Due to COVID-19, the @FLBOG has directed @FloridaAtlantic to transition to "remote instruction."— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 11, 2020
The State has asked #FAU students NOT return to campus until at least 2 weeks after Spring Break
It's unknown what ramifications this will have for @FAUAthletics. pic.twitter.com/XBpcsUnIh9
BREAKING: Due to COVID-19, @ConferenceUSA will close off the remainder of the #CUSA Tournament to fans.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 12, 2020
Games are still scheduled to continue.@FAU_Hoops will take on No. 1 seed #UNT tomorrow at 7 PM. pic.twitter.com/xLiwqsUGyW
BREAKING: @ConferenceUSA has cancelled the remainder of the #CUSA Tournament in Frisco, Texas.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 12, 2020
Less than 24 hours after winning first in-bracket tournament game in a decade, @FAU_Hoops season looks to be over. pic.twitter.com/rIMySQuXSX
With @ConferenceUSA's move to cancel the remainder of the #CUSA Tournament, it looks like the @FAU_Hoops season is over.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 12, 2020
Shame! As the Owls look to finish at 17-15, @CoachDustyMay gives #FAU the first back-to-back .500+ seasons since 2007.
Thank you for a great season, Owls 👌 pic.twitter.com/Qhz4umK3ev
And there it is…. C-USA announces that all member universities are suspending Spring-time athletics until further notice.
FAU's Baseball trip to Norfolk for a three game set this weekend is cancelled. It is unknown to if the series will be made up, or if the season will even resume.
BREAKING: @ConferenceUSA announces that ALL Spring athletic competitions from member institutions are suspended.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 12, 2020
🚨 ALL #FAU SPORTING EVENTS ARE SUSPENDED 🚨@FAU_Baseball was scheduled to take on #ODU in a three-game set in Norfolk starting tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/wGdptWOd9D
Local Owl saidMedia driven hysteria.Posted On: Mar 12th 2020, 2:51 PM
Or just taking drastic needed measures to make sure this doesn't spread and overrun our health care system.
Some things are bigger than sports.
Leagues are going to lose billions and they did not make those decisions because of the media drumming up a story.
Look what happen with Utah Jazz.
The CDC could come out and say something that counteracts what we are seeing on the nightly news, but they are advising people to avoid large crowds.
We don't even have the ability to test people on a massive level.