CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has sent shockwaves through the sports world causing various sporting leagues and events to be canceled on a national and local level.
Here is a list of local and national sporting events and their status as of right now.
UIL Athletics has suspended all UIL-sanctioned contests effective Monday, March 16 through March 29 due to diagnozed COVID-19 cases in Texas. CCISD District Athletics Director Brenda Marshall had said in an email to coaches Thursday that high school varsity and junior varsity events scheduled for Friday and Saturday would continue. This is still true. Calallen issued a statement saying it would only be participating in VARSITY-LEVEL UIL sports until further notice and that all other extracurricular activities have temporarily been suspended. That statement is still valid for varsity-level sports contests happening this weekend.
Southland Conference Basketball Tournaments: Canceled
Southland Conference Spring Sports: Delayed through March 30th
Effective immediately the Southland Conference suspends Spring competition through March 30th.https://t.co/Wfkohx4qI5— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) March 12, 2020
UIL Boys state basketball tournament: Suspended
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
Boston Marathon: Postponed
The 124th Boston Marathon has been postponed - the @BAA understands the city's decision that the marathon cannot be held on April 20, and we offer our full support to take all efforts to postpone until September 14, 2020. Read more: https://t.co/CsnHNKOAZz pic.twitter.com/eBEGDM18FT— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) March 13, 2020
English Premier League
Formula One: Postponed
Due to the continued global spread of COVID-19 and after ongoing discussions with the FIA, and race organisers a decision has been taken by all parties to postpone the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Vietnam Grand Prix due to take place on March 20-22 and April 3-5 respectively#F1 pic.twitter.com/btpFLckwtO— Formula 1 (@F1) March 13, 2020
2020 INDYCAR Season Update: pic.twitter.com/YkaQ5HKvfX— NTT IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) March 13, 2020
Little League International
Lone Star Conference: Suspended until March 30th
LSC suspends regular season competition until March 30 https://t.co/G0VrtELgxu— Lone Star Conference (@LoneStarConf) March 12, 2020
Statement from Chairman Ridley:— The Masters (@TheMasters) March 13, 2020
"Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone @TheMasters, @anwagolf and @DriveChipPutt National Finals."
Full details at https://t.co/FX2AN1MLsY pic.twitter.com/Z2DjS5TYdG
MLB Opening Day: Delayed
Minor League Baseball Opening Day: Delayed
Statement from Minor League Baseball ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/H4RlAyPxxw— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) March 12, 2020
NCAA Basketball Tournaments: Canceled
A letter from Commissioner Jay Monahan. pic.twitter.com/5VkIN1i0ND— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 13, 2020