October 19, 2020
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
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  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
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  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
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  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 5:18 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
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  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
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  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
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  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
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  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
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  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
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  • 7:42 pm GET ON THE HORN: Rams Week 6 Preview vs San Francisco 49ers
  • 2:31 pm CSUs helping students get hired in their pandemically challenged job hunt
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By Jeremy Gonzalez, Co-sports Editor

The current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) has affected many countries worldwide, halting the flow of daily lives in some areas that are greatly affected such as Italy. 

The Italian government implemented nationwide travel restrictions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, all sporting events in the country are being suspended until at least April 3. 

Italy is the European country that has been the worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak, with over 460 deaths and over 9,000 confirmed cases. The Serie A, Italy’s first division soccer league, announced they will suspend play until further notice. 

Although there have been many outbreaks in the past such as Ebola or the swine flu, none have had a drastic effect on sports like the coronavirus. 

Seattle has been one of the major cities affected here in the United States and sports teams in Seattle have been told to play without fans until further notice as well. The XFL’s Seattle Dragons will be playing their game against the Los Angeles Wildcats with no fans in attendance. MLS team Seattle Sounders announced on Wednesday, March 11 their upcoming game against FC Dallas has been postponed. 

Well-respected NBA insider and sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski made a huge announcement on Wednesday evening regarding the NBA. 

“The NBA has suspended the season,” Woj said on Twitter. 

The announcement comes as a result of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert testing positive for COVID-19. The Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder were expected to play Wednesday night but the game was suspended right before tip-off. 

College athletics are being affected as well. The big NCAA men and women’s basketball tournaments, better known as March Madness, will follow the NBA and suspend play until further notice. 

Many leagues around the globe and here in the United States have followed the NBA, including Major League Soccer, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, La Liga (Spain’s first division soccer league), UEFA Champions League and more. Almost all sports across the globe have come to a complete halt in order to prevent spread of the virus.

The virus has even affected local sports, as CSUDH athletics are also impacted. It was originally reported that sporting events would be played behind closed doors with no spectators at the games, but the California Collegiate Athletics Association recently updated that policy with an official statement that was made on Thursday afternoon. 

“In consultation with the California Collegiate Athletics Association Presidents/Chancellor Board, effective immediately, the CCAA suspends, until further notice, all intercollegiate athletic activities, including in-person campus recruiting (on and off campus).”

The sudden suspension of athletics affects the spring sports here at CSUDH, which include track and field, softball, baseball and golf. With the season canceled, there is much speculation around how everything could have played out for the teams.

There is the scary possibility that some seniors could have suited up and played their final game for their respective team without actually knowing it would be their final game. 

With most of the sports world coming to a complete stop, it is clear that sports are now secondary and the physical well-being of everyone is now the priority for teams.



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