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Spring football cut short for Wolves

Division I athletic programs in the state of Arkansas instituted more precautionary measures Friday in response to the threat of the coronavirus.

Practices and organized team gatherings have become the most recent target of suspensions and cancellations.

Arkansas State University announced in a statement that it indefinitely suspended all organized practices by its athletic teams. That news came less than two hours before the Red Wolves' football team was set to hold another spring practice in Jonesboro about 4:45 p.m.

Fourteen minutes prior to ASU's announcement, the Southwestern Athletic Conference took action a step further, canceling all remaining winter and spring sports activities "through the end of the academic year.