Harvard cancels upcoming West Coast road trip due to coronavirus

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot and Harvard athletics

Harvard will forego its upcoming three-match California road trip because of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

The Crimson athletics department announced the men’s volleyball team’s canceled their non-conference matches against USC, Pepperdine and Concordia-Irvine that were scheduled for this season.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday that there are more than 150 confirmed cases of the coronavirus throughout the United States. That number has continued to increase in recent days.


Along with these men’s volleyball matches, Harvard canceled sporting events for eight other teams. In addition, Harvard announced its men’s hockey team will play its conference tournament games in an arena without spectators.

The Crimson are in fifth place in the EIVA, and the team is coming off of a three-game loss to its rival No. 11/10 Princeton on Feb. 29.

Harvard’s next match because of this canceled West Coast road trip will be against Sacred Heart on March 28 — 28 days after its last match.