(CBS DETROIT) – The University of Michigan Dearborn is cancelling sports until March of next year.

Athletes there are fighting back, now starting and petition and asking for help.

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The petition so far has reached its goal of at least 2500 signatures.

U of M Dearborn plays in the WHAC conference.

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The postponement affects both spring and winter sports including basketball, hockey, baseball, volleyball, golf and lacrosse.

U of M Dearborn classes are also online until Feb. 26.

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