BATON ROUGE, La. – In a statement on Friday, Southern University Athletics Director Roman Banks announced the cancellation of all winter and spring athletic competition in response to COVID-19.
“Southern University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has been, and will continue to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 virus and believes that the health and welfare of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is of the utmost importance and our first priority,” Director of Athletics Roman Banks said. “We take this situation very seriously and have decided to cancel the winter and spring sports seasons indefinitely. We understand the severity of this decision and how disappointing the news is for our student athletes, coaches and fans, but we feel it is in the best interest of everyone during this unpredictable time.”
According to the statement, Southern University and Southern University Athletics will continue to update the community with any new decisions or information.