The 2020 Sun Belt Championship Conference canceled the remainder of their games for the season. The Ragin’ Cajuns women’s basketball team would have had a semifinals match against Troy on March 14 after beating Georgia Southern and Little Rock earlier on. Unfortunately, their season ended with a 19-12 overall record.
The Sun Belt Conference also canceled other sports which ended the seasons of the Ragin’ Cajuns baseball, softball, golf, tennis, soccer and track and field teams.
Other sporting events were affected outside of the university, including the Chitimacha Louisiana Open golf tournament, which is considered part of the PGA Tours..
The Louisiana Special Olympics have also taken action. They have suspended their trainings and competitions until March 31 when they will reevaluate.
Sporting events weren’t the only events canceled in the Lafayette area. Though the Cajundome houses both the Ragin’ Cajuns basketball teams, it holds other events throughout the year.
Due to coronavirus, multiple events at the Cajundome were either rescheduled or canceled altogether. The Kiss concert was pushed back to October, while the monster truck show was moved to late May. Cirque du Soleil was canceled with no mention of new dates as was the Louisiana Comic-Con.
Cajundome director Pam Deville made a statement on March 16, before there were any local cases, about their decision:
“While Lafayette Parish is not on the list of parishes with confirmed cases, we support our promoters and the artists in taking proactive action in preventing the spread of the virus. The Cajundome has always been committed to keeping our facility clean and sanitized, and we have also been closely following CDC guidelines and protocol to make sure we are not overlooking anything. During upcoming events, we are increasing our frequency of cleaning all surfaces, restrooms and concession areas,” Deville said.