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AAC suspends all spring sports competitions

The American Athletic Conference announced Thursday afternoon that it has suspended all spring sports competitions.

The move comes as many major athletic departments across the country, including Kansas and Duke, shut down competitions as the new coronavirus crisis continues to rapidly progress.

“The decision to suspend competition was made after consultation with member institutions as part of a continued effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect student-athletes, coaches, institutional and event staff, media and spectators,” the conference said in a statement.

Other Houston-area colleges have also suspended athletic competitions.