Notre Dame cancels Blue-Gold Game due to coronavirus

Published: Mar. 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Notre Dame has officially canceled this spring's Blue-Gold Game due to the coronavirus.

@NDFootball posted the following on Twitter Thursday afternoon: "Consistent with Coach Kelly’s message regarding the suspension of all football-related activities for the foreseeable future, the Blue-Gold Game has been cancelled."

Head football coach Brian Kelly had released a statement earlier in the day saying that his players had been asked to not return to campus until further notice.

Additionally, the team will not be hosting any recruits or recruiting activities until further notice.

Statement from Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly:

“In alignment with the University of Notre Dame’s decision to suspend in-person classes and the Athletic Department’s decision to suspend activities for teams not in their competitive season, I have asked our student-athletes not to return to campus until further notice. With our student-athletes’ health and well-being at the forefront of our decision making, and given the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, this is best for all the members of the Notre Dame Football family. In addition, we will not be hosting any recruits or recruiting activities on campus until further notice.

Father Jenkins and the university leadership team put a great deal of thought into the plan they laid out for Notre Dame and I agree that our football student-athletes should take the same precautions in an effort to reduce the likelihood of the transmission of the virus.”

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