NCAA Cancels March Madness Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

NCAA Cancels March Madness Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

NCAA Cancels March Madness Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

(Gray News) - The NCAA has announced that although March Madness basketball tournament games will carry on as scheduled, only essential personnel and family members will be allowed to attend due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

On Wednesday, the NCAA had opted to proceed with the tournament without fans.

Emmert said he thinks the decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans and, most importantly, the players on the floor.

Summer Lin is a McClatchy Real-Time News Reporter. But these are unprecedented times and some things are bigger than basketball.

"Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup", Bettman said in a statement.

Warren also said Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg's health scare the night before - which turned out to be a case of the flu - was just "one piece" of the decision-making process. He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated, and Nebraska's players were temporarily quarantined in their locker room postgame.

Then, Duke announced it is suspending all sports competition for the foreseeable future. "I feel good that we made the right decision for the right reasons". In addition, all home and away athletics events have been suspended indefinitely. I was hoping they would at least continue with no audience.

Seniors had their careers end without a final game.

NASCAR and IndyCar are the notable exceptions within the USA, whilst Wales' recreation towards Scotland in rugby's Six Nations Championship stays set to head forward on Saturday and rugby leagues in Australia and New Zealand additionally went forward.

The PGA Tour had to start with introduced the primary around of The Players Championship would move forward as standard, whilst the remainder 3 rounds of its flagship tournament could be performed with out fanatics.

Spring football practice, as of now, continues on. "I really feel for the senior student-athletes; every student athlete, but particularly the seniors because this is their last chance for the fans", said OR women's coach Kelly Graves, whose team would have entered the tournament as favourites to reach the Final Four in New Orleans.

Eastern Washington competes in track and field (men and women), tennis (men and women) and women's golf. And spring training will be canceled as of 4 p.m.

ESPN college baseball analyst Kyle Peterson, who grew up in Omaha and pitched for Stanford in the CWS in 1995 and '97, said the NCAA's decision to cancel the College World Series was rash.

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