NCAA cancels March Madness, all winter and spring championships

NCAA cancels March Madness, all winter and spring championships

The NCAA's decision to canceled winter and spring sports championships means the College World Series will not be held for the first time in its 73-year history.

Along with the remainder of the men's tournament, the Pac-12 conference also has canceled all conference activities, including the upcoming gymnastics championship which was scheduled for March 21 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.

However, conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham disagrees, and actually thanked the NCAA for not cancelling or relocating games.

The Big Ten followed shortly after with a statement announcing the cancellation of all athletic events through the end of the academic year and those such as baseball and softball that continue after.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament has officially been canceled with the rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in the United States.

"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.

Conferences began to take initiative on the chance of community spread by limiting fan attendance on Wednesday for Thursdays games and beyond.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren called members schools for input this morning before deciding to ultimately cancel.

"While we know today's developments are devastating for our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans, we fully support the decisions of the Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA and believe these precautions are in everyone's best interest", said UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero in the statement. Moments after the announcement, the whole league suspended play to help control the spread of the virus.

Earlier on Thursday, La Liga, Spain's top-flight football league, was once suspended for 2 weeks and Real Madrid gamers had been advised to self-isolate because of the coronavirus outbreak.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Even worse, Rudy Gobert was 20 miles north in Oklahoma City as the Jazz were scheduled to play the Thunder.

Races in Bahrain and Vietnam, which have been the following at the calendar, have additionally been known as off.

NASCAR will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as scheduled.

EWU senior forward Mason Peatling, who was recently named the Big Sky Conference's Most Valuable Player, wasn't surprised by the news. Reporters will observe a six-foot buffer when interviewing drivers.

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