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The Ivy League announced in a statement on Wednesday afternoon that it would be canceling all spring sporting events for the remainder of the semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The decision was made unanimously by the Ivy League presidents and affects both practices and competitions. 

The statement came just minutes before Penn announcement that it would be moving classes online for the remainder of the semester. 

"Several Ivy League institutions have announced that students will not return to campus after spring break, and classes will be held virtually during the semester," the statement read. "Given this situation, it is not feasible for practice and competition to continue."

The announcement does not directly affect winter sports, as the decision regarding whether teams and individuals qualifying for postseason play in those sports will be made by individual schools. 

The statement came one day after the eight presidents decided to cancel the Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, which were scheduled to take place at Harvard from Mar. 13-15. 

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