Alabama postpones spring practice amid coronavirus concerns, report says

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Alabama postponed its first spring practice Friday hours after the state reported its first case of coronavirus.

Bama Insider reports the university postponed spring practice because of concerns with the coronovirus pandemic. WVUA 23-Tuscaloosa's Gary Harris first reported the news.

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WSFA-12 reported a Montgomery County resident was tested Thursday. The results came back positive Friday morning.

The Crimson Tide were supposed to conduct their first practice Friday afternoon, but they became the latest SEC school to postpone practice. Auburn earlier this week postponed its spring practice until Monday. Tommy Barnhart of the SEC Network reported earlier Friday that SEC athletic directors and presidents were discussing numerous issues, including spring practice.

On Thursday, the ACC suspended all spring practices. On Friday, the Big Ten postponed team activities until April 6.

Alabama coach Nick Saban is in his 13th season with the program. The Crimson Tide finished 11-2 in 2019 and missed the College Football Playoff for the first time.



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