NCAA Basketball Tournaments to Be Played Without Fans Due to Coronavirus Fears

March 12, 2020
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On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that it would hold its upcoming men's and women's basketball tournaments without fans due to coronavirus fears. "While I understand how disappointing this is for all fans of our sports, my decision is based on the current understanding of how COVID-19 is progressing in the United States," NCAA president Mark Emmert said of the unprecedented decision. "We recognize the opportunity to compete in an NCAA national championship is an experience of a lifetime for the students and their families. Today, we will move forward and conduct championships consistent with the current information and will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed."

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