Spring Football Practices Canceled in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

By Nick Polak on March 12, 2020 at 2:18 pm
Apr 13, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lion players sing their alma-mater following the competition of the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The Blue team defeated the White team 24-7.
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As the sports world continues to grind to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, Penn State Football has announced that it will cancel football activities for the foreseeable future. This includes spring practice, pro day, and recruiting activities. Currently the fate of the Blue/White Game scheduled for April 18 is to be determined, but is highly unlikely to happen.

After most of the major conferences have canceled their respective basketball tournaments, and with a total cancellation of the upcoming NCAA Tournament looming, the football team decided to follow suit. It is likely that this will be the case with programs all across the country, just as recruiting will likely have limitations placed on it similar to those that Ohio State and Michigan have already put into place.

The staff will have to find different ways to prep their team for the upcoming 2020 season, especially on offense where there is a new offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach, and offensive line coach.