Mountain West cancels spring sports competitions, championships

Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 17:01:15-04

(Editor's note: Information from MWC/UW Athletics)

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Mountain West Board of Directors has officially canceled all remaining spring sports competitions and MW championships. This decision follows the recent announcement from the NCAA to cancel all of its winter and spring championships. The MW Board had previously placed an indefinite suspension on these events.

The MW Board has also established a moratorium on all on-campus and off-campus in-person recruiting activities for the foreseeable future.

These changes are based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat and the ability to ensure the events do not contribute to the spread of the pandemic. The health and well-being of student-athletes, as well as the campus and general communities, is of utmost priority.

The University of Wyoming understands there are other questions that cannot be answered at this time surrounding the rapidly changing situation. As future decisions are made, UW Athletics will share that information on and through its social media channels.

All decisions made by University of Wyoming Athletics regarding the COVID-19 situation will focus on the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, fans, overall University of Wyoming community and the larger state of Wyoming community.