First the NBA, then the NHL, MLB spring training cancellations and now March Madness.
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The NCAA cancelled Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments and all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships due to Coronavirus concerns.
Via The New York Post:
The NCAA was slow in making its decision. It announced Wednesday that it would play the tournament without any fans after Ohio and Washington — states that were set to host first and second-round games — had announced a ban of large gatherings. Since then, the NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS all suspended their seasons and every conference basketball tournament was canceled.
Prominent voices like TNT analyst Charles Barkley and ESPN analyst Jay Bilas called for the tournament to be postponed Thursday morning, citing the risk for the players even without fans in the buildings.
NCAA: Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 12, 2020
Major League Baseball cancelled spring training.
Major League Soccer cancelled games.
The PGA will not allow fans during play.
College Basketball tournaments are cancelled.