Cal Athletics Cancels All Events, including Spring Football and Recruiting

University is also suspending camps, clinics, off-campus recruiting and practices

Cal Athletics has announced that they will be canceling all athletic events on campus until further notice, in an official release on CalBears.com

Read the official release below.

To help protect at-risk populations and lessen the spread of the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation, all Cal Athletics competitions are canceled through the remainder of the spring term.

Earlier today, the NCAA announced that all winter and spring championships have been canceled and the Pac-12 announced that all Pac-12 sport competitions and championship events are canceled until further notice.

The Pac-12 decision impacts all regular-season events – both conference and non-conference contests – as well as all Pac-12 postseason championships. Cal will apply this guidance for all sports, including those that do not compete in the Pac-12. In addition, Cal Athletics is taking the following measures through at least March 30, at which point these guidelines will be re-assessed:

  • Suspending all on-campus and off-campus recruiting activities

  • Suspending all clinics and camps

  • Suspending practices, including spring football

  • Encouraging all staff to work remotely, if possible

"There is no higher priority than the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans," Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton said. "We are in a rapidly changing situation that is unprecedented in our lifetimes, and I feel for all of our student-athletes, particularly our seniors, as we try to manage through this extraordinary time. We don't know what's going to happen next, so we need to remain diligent and flexible as the situation evolves. We will continue to adjust accordingly and make decisions with the best information available from medical experts, as well as from campus, conference and national leaders."