Hawkeyes Will Not Kick Off Spring Football Practice This Month

March 13, 2020

Written by Rob Howe

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The Iowa football team was scheduled to kick off spring football practice on March 25. That start has been postponed.

The Big Ten Conference announced Friday that all organized team activities have been suspended until April 6, 2020, and will be re-evaluated at that time.

The Big Ten has previously announced that in addition to canceling the Men’s Basketball Tournament it will be canceling all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year, and participation in all NCAA tournaments and competitions. The Conference also has announced a moratorium on all on- and off-campus recruiting activities for the foreseeable future.

The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Later on Friday, Iowa issued a press release stating that its pro day for its NFL Draft prospects scheduled for March 23 in the practice facility had been canceled.

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