UW cancels spring grid practices, game

SEATTLE — For a while, it’s seemed like a foregone conclusion.

And now, it’s official.

On Thursday evening, the University of Washington announced in a release that all events, training and workouts through the end of the spring quarter (June 5) — including spring football practices, pro day and the spring game — have been canceled, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The release went on to state that “department leadership and the medical team will continue to assess and monitor the situation and be ready to make appropriate decisions based on guidance from health officials about resuming athletic-related events and activities.”

The NCAA and Pac-12 Conference previously canceled all spring athletics competitions and championships, and on Wednesday UW announced that all classes in the spring quarter will be held remotely.

— Mike Vorel