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UNCW extends spring break, transitions classes to online to combat coronavirus fears

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

All UNC-system schools, including UNC Wilmington, have extended their spring breaks to March 20 and will switch to remote learning on March 23. Athletics and gatherings involving more than 100 people have also been canceled. The news first broke on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization ...

UNCW winter and spring athletics cancelled for remainder of school year

A pair of UNCW gloves during the Seahawks' matchup with Marshall on Feb. 22, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

WILMINGTON — Per release from the Colonial Athletic Association, all winter and spring CAA sports have been officially cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. “Following extensive discussions with the conference’s institutional administrators, in light of new developments and...

2020 NCAA Tournament cancelled

The Florida State basketball team hold the trophy as ACC Champions March 12, 2020. The tournament in Greensboro N.C.was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Yes, you read that correctly. The 2020 NCAA Tournament has been cancelled. Not postponed or suspended. For the first time in history, March Madness has been cancelled. The announcement came yesterday in hopes that cancelling the tournament would help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This ...

UNCW suspends spring athletics

From left: Matt Suggs (15), Adam Smith (35) and Cole Weiss (8) during UNCW's matchup with Marshall on Feb. 23, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

WILMINGTON — In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, UNC Wilmington athletics has opted to suspend its spring athletic events until further notice. “The decision follows suit with the Colonial Athletic Association’s earlier announcement that ensures the well-being and safety of student-athletes,...

2020 NCAA Tournament to be played without fans in attendance


A view of the empty AmericanAirlines Arena before the start of an NBA basketball regular season game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Miami. The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday they will play games without fans in their San Francisco arena because of the coronavirus.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

Update: Since this article was published, the NBA suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert preliminary tested positive for coronavirus.  COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, has led to an executive decision from NCAA President Mark Emmert to play the 2020 NCAA Tournament ...

UNCW cancels Europe spring break trips after N.C. patients test positive for COVID-19

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

UNC Wilmington has suspended all study-abroad programs to Europe following the confirmation of North Carolina’s first cases of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. The first patient, of Wake County, had recently traveled from Washington State, where the illness has claimed 10 lives and caused 70...

Coronavirus: fact and fiction

Medical team members prepare to check in at Hohhot Baita International Airport before leaving for Hubei Province in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The seventh batch of medical workers from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Hubei Province departed Tuesday to help the novel coronavirus control efforts there. (Liu Lei/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

The novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China, has claimed more than 1,000 lives and sickened more than 43,000 others. One fatality, as well as 393 infections, have occurred outside of China, including 13 in the United States as of last week. Fortunately, the American patients are in good condition and have...

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