No Update From PIAA After Governor Wolf Speaks

The PIAA said the question of whether or not the PIAA schedule can resume "cannot be answered at this time," in a statement released Thursday. This release comes a day after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf spoke to the media, which included comments on the PIAA sports seasons,

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the suspension of all PIAA athletic events since March 12.

Wolf said he believes the winter sports season should be shutdown. While the PTFCA Indoor Track & Field State Championships already took place on March 1, many other sports like basketball and swimming and diving were in the midst of their state championship season.

"As for what happens in the winter sports season," Wolf said. "Unfortunately every sport -- professional and nonprofessional sport, amateur sports -- have closed down and I think Pennsylvania needs to follow suit."

There was no comment specifically on the spring sports season, though Wolf did note that it is too early to make a decision on the fall sports season.

The PIAA continued that they are "aligned with the Governor's message" as their priority is keeping students safe during the pandemic.

"As there are many questions on whether or not we will play again, this is a question that cannot be answered at this time," the PIAA wrote in its press release. "As schools across the Commonwealth are shut down indefinitely, this will continue to be the same for athletics. The majority of state associations across the country are under similar circumstances and many remain suspended as well."