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A Statement from Director of Athletics Bill Smith

A Statement from Director of Athletics Bill Smith

Dear Black and Gold Members, Friends, Fans and Alumni:

On behalf of everyone here at Bryant University, thank you for your dedication and everlasting support of Bulldog Athletics.  

As I am sure you are aware, the NCAA announced the cancellation of all spring sport championships. In light of this decision, the Northeast Conference today announced that it has cancelled all competition (conference and non-conference) as well as formal and organized practices for all teams on NEC campuses for the remainder of the spring semester. 

As you can imagine, the past few days have been incredibly difficult knowing the impact these steps and critical decisions will have on our outstanding student-athletes.  I cannot emphasize enough how proud I am of our student-athletes, especially our dedicated senior leaders.

Again, the purpose of these decisions is to continue to ensure the health and safety of our entire campus community.  Currently, there are no known or suspected cases of coronavirus or anyone with symptoms requiring action on the Bryant University campus. Out of an abundance of caution, however, we are proactively taking many steps to mitigate the future risk of virus on campus and ensure that all members of the Bryant community stay safe and as healthy as possible during this escalating global health situation.

Please take this time to take care of yourself and your families. Know that my staff and I are here to support and assist our Bulldog Student-Athletes in any way possible. We eagerly look forward to seeing you at a Bryant athletic event soon!

Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

Bill Smith
Director of Athletics