Coronavirus makes impact on spring sports
Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and more confirmed cases in Tennessee, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association will face some tough decisions the next several weeks regarding the 2020 spring sports calendar.
TSSAA Board of Control on Thursday suspended the BlueCross high school state basketball championships and announced on Friday that all spring sports could see a decline or total cancellation of games played this season.
”As the situation continues to evolve daily with COVID-19, we have received a number of inquiries from schools/school systems who are considering suspending classes and/or extracurricular activities for an extended period of time,” TSSAA said in a statement. “We are also aware that conversations are taking place at the state and federal level which may impact travel, extracurricular activities and the educational system as a whole.”
With numerous tournament and season cancellations and/or suspensions at the professional and collegiate levels, TSSAA could also follow suit. However, TSSAA does not require schools to play regular season games and will allow teams to either play or cancel games at their own discretion….Full Story