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Sport NCAA cancels men's and women's Division I basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears

22:30  12 march  2020
22:30  12 march  2020 Source:   ap.org

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The NCAA has canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

In this March 14, 2012, file photo made with a long exposure, a player runs across the NCAA logo at midcourt during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. © AP Photo/Keith Srakocic In this March 14, 2012, file photo made with a long exposure, a player runs across the NCAA logo at midcourt during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game.

The decision comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled to start next week would go on, but played in mostly empty arenas.

That plan was scrapped as every major American sports league from the NBA to MLB put the brakes on its season due to concerns about the pandemic.

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  Johns Hopkins bans fans from D-III men's tournament games due to coronavirus concerns Johns Hopkins University announced Thursday the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament games it is hosting will be played without fans in attendance due to concerns around the coronavirus COVID-19. The National College Players Association late last week recommended “serious discussion” about holding games “without an audience present.” The NCAA said earlier this week its winter postseason tournaments would go on as planned, but it had set up an advisory panel to evaluate daily and “make decisions accordingly.

The NCAA canceled all of its spring championships in every sport, which include hockey, baseball and lacrosse.

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The NCAA will vote March 30 on whether to grant additional eligibility to winter and spring athletes whose senior campaigns were shortened due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a source told Stadium's Jeff Goodman. On March 12, the NCAA canceled its remaining winter and spring championships, including marquee events such as the men's and women's March Madness basketball tournaments, the College World Series, and the Frozen Four hockey tournaments. Some influential figures from the coaching world have voiced their support for providing some leeway in terms of eligibility. News to stay informed. Advice to stay safe.

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