On Thursday, the Ivy League became the first college sports league in the U.S. to make changes to its spring lacrosse season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The league’s Council of Presidents decided unanimously to postpone the start of all spring sports competition through the end of February, while canceling all winter sports competition.
The decision came as college lacrosse players -- and fans -- are hopeful that their spring seasons can be salvaged, even as the country braces for a surge of coronavirus cases with more activities moving indoors as winter approaches. Thursday was the 10th day in the row the country reported more than 100,000 positive cases.
Last March, the Ivy League was the first conference to cancel competition due to COVID-19. This fall, four of its eight institutions are in remote learning.