Michigan, Ohio State, Cincinnati cancel spring games

Michigan is among the schools to cancel their spring football games in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio State, Cincinnati and Kent State also called off their games shortly after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced an order to suspend “mass gatherings” due to the outbreak.

Michigan announced that it won’t play the scrimmage scheduled for April 18 in Ann Arbor, Mich. In addition, the Wolverines announced in a release that coaches no longer will go on recruiting trips and the campus won’t host recruits on any visits.

Per the release: “The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is paramount as we assess the near and long-term potential impacts. This is a rapidly evolving situation.”

The Bearcats were to play April 10, with the Buckeyes and the Golden Flashes were set for April 11 games.

Buckeyes coach Ryan Day also announced a pause in recruiting activities.

“We will suspend all official and unofficial visits to our campus through April 20 while we continue to monitor and adjust to today’s changing issues. In addition, our coaches will not recruit off campus this spring while we follow the university’s new temporary travel guidelines,” Day wrote on Twitter.

“The welfare of our student-athletes is always at the forefront of what we do as a program,” Kent State head coach Sean Lewis said in a statement. “We are following the guidance of university administration in making these tough decisions.”