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Michigan Football cancels pro day event in response to COVID-19 outbreak

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Another Michigan Wolverines event has been canceled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The football program announced on Thursday afternoon that it has canceled its pro day event scheduled for Friday in Ann Arbor. The news comes on the heels of the cancelations/suspensions of athletics across America and NFL scouts being pulled off the road for precautionary measures.

“Based on the daily and hourly developments surrounding COVID-19, the University of Michigan football program has decided to cancel its Pro Day scheduled for Friday, March 13,” Michigan said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, U-M Athletics sent a memo to media saying that press access for the event was being canceled. The Wolverines had 11 players at the NFL Combine last month and a handful more looking for opportunities at the next level. Now, NFL, CFL and XFL scouts will not be making their way to Ann Arbor. Linebacker Jordan Glasgow and defensive end Mike Danna were two prospects looking to boost their pro stock through meetings with teams. It also is a bummer for edge rusher Joshua Uche, who was unable to work out at the combine due to injury but was set for pro day workouts.

Michigan Athletics, like the rest of the country, is in the process of putting things on hold to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The program announced its plans for the next month or so on Wednesday, which included on-campus events being limited to family and media. Some programs across the country are shutting down athletic participation through the rest of March, so it would not be a surprise to see others follow suit.