COVID-19 Athletics Updates
COVID-19 Academics and Research
A Message from David Benedict
I hope this message finds you safe and well. The rapidly evolving coronavirus situation has forced all of us to rethink the structure and routine of our everyday lives. The surety of planning and calendaring now regularly includes an asterisk and the disclaimer "subject to change," as the current normal is anything but. These days, pulling together means staying apart. In the spirit of finding a silver lining, however, the present circumstances have forced us to strengthen ties with loved ones and better appreciate the importance of family and good health.
For the UConn Athletics family, our student-athletes remain at home, taking online classes and working hard to finish the semester strong. Coaches continue to operate remotely, communicating with their teams as needed, and our staff, while telecommuting, is planning and preparing for a time that we can again enjoy the thrill of victory and the Husky pride it evokes. We are all staying connected, but, like for many of you, video conferencing and online meetings are the new reality. Fortunately, in an age where the omnipresence of technology is sometimes viewed as a curse, we are most grateful to have connectivity services which provide the opportunity to socialize, even if in a virtual sort of way.
Amid the seriousness of this public health crisis, we remain optimistic about the future. We eagerly look ahead, as we do each year, to a new athletic season and seeing our Huskies back in action. Many of you have asked about basketball season tickets, excited about our return to the BIG EAST next season. If conditions permit, we plan to launch season ticket sales sometime in May. This year's campaign is being designed with our most loyal supporters in mind and will provide substantial flexibility in regard to deadlines and payment plan options. We recognize that many people have been negatively impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis and, as such, we have made the easy choice to value your continued participation over expediency.
We proudly share your passion for UConn Athletics and recognize that you care greatly about the well-being of our student-athletes. Our numerous successes are directly correlated to your generosity. It is only through the ongoing commitment of our fans that we can maintain the excellence that all of us have come to expect.
Thank you for your continuing support. With steady connections, consistent kindness and patient discipline, we will overcome today's suffering. Together, we will emerge stronger than ever and will savor many more magical moments in the years ahead. Go Huskies!
UConn Athletics Competitions Canceled
STORRS, Conn. - In the wake of the public health crisis that has ensued from the development of the COVID-19 coronavirus, UConn athletics has made the decision to cancel all athletics competitions for the remainder of the spring season.
Last week, UConn announced that it had suspended all spring sports competitions indefinitely and today’s move to cancel competitions was done in conjunction with guidance from public health experts and UConn leadership.
UConn Athletics COVID-19 Response
UConn Suspends All Athletics Activities Indefinitely
STORRS, Conn. – The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans is always our highest priority. With that in mind and after gathering guidance on the development of the COVID-19 coronavirus from the appropriate parties, UConn athletics has decided to suspend all athletics activities indefinitely. This action is consistent with the directive to suspend all spring sports competition, which was announced earlier today by the American Athletic Conference.
These changes have been implemented in consultation with state of Connecticut and University leadership and the American Athletic Conference. We will continue to monitor the developing situation and issue updates as necessary.
Additional guidance for the University community is available at https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus.