After the NCAA cancelled its cash cow, March Madness, how much money does it stand to lose? Seniors had their careers end without a final game. On Wednesday, the NCAA made the decision to close its March Madness competitions to all but essential staff and limited family members. But within a matter of hours, the NBA took its response a step further after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus, suspending play for the entire league.

Read Next: Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group Fetes a Decade of Doing Good in the World, ‘Batwoman,’ ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Maid’ to Restart Production Wednesday in British Columbia, Andy Cohen’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ Set for Studio Return, Evan Rachel Wood on Dolores’ ‘Westworld’ Fate and Her Favorite Acting Roles, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Recreates Presidential Town Halls with Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey, ‘In the Heights’ Actor Doreen Montalvo Dies at 56, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch Sees Issa Rae Voting for ‘Everybody Black’ — But ‘F’ Kanye West, Armie Hammer Explains His Thirsty Comment on Timothée Chalamet's Instagram, Donald Trump on NBC News’ Kristen Welker: ‘She’s Always Been Terrible and Unfair’, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Takes Big Loss on Hollywood Hills Mansion, In Japan, a Series of Actor Suicides Raises Uneasy Questions About Pandemic Stressors, Rhonda Fleming, ‘Queen of Technicolor’ Who Appeared in ‘Spellbound,’ Dies at 97, Angela Lansbury: ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Star Still Going Strong in Amazing Career, ‘The Devil Has a Name’ Review: Kate Bosworth Gives a Diabolical Turn in This Scrambled Skewering of Corporate Self-Interest, TV Ratings: Biden Wins Town Hall Duel With Trump, How Savannah Guthrie Helped Salvage NBC’s Risky Bet on Town Hall, Tony Awards 2020: Full List of Nominations, 'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identity of Baby Alien, Pedro Pascal on Fame and ‘The Mandalorian’: ‘Can We Cut the S— and Talk About the Child?’, Tracey Edmonds Seeks $10 Million for Mulholland Estates Mansion, Baseball Live Stream: Here’s How to Watch the 2020 MLB Playoffs Online, Acclaimed Designer Brett Johnson on His Watch Collection, Quarantine Cooking and Cashmere Favorites, Pandemic Shifts the Map During College Football’s Roller Coaster Season: Data Viz, Add Privacy and a New Design Element To Your Space With a Barn Door Kit. There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of the virus across at least 111 countries. …

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the time, it was the biggest move by an athletic body in response to the outbreak. Let’s all pray for those affected by the virus and for the health services personnel treating patients . “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,” the organization said in a statement on Thursday. Major League Baseball also announced on Thursday that it was delaying its season, canceling spring training and delaying opening day. The NBA suspended play on Wednesday, and the NHL followed suit earlier on Thursday.

Gonzaga University men's basketball coach Mark Few was live on ESPN when news of the cancellation broke. The NCAA announced its decision to cancel the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments on Thursday afternoon. Earlier in the week, the NCAA had announced the games would be played without fans in the audience. 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo should be postponed for one year. — Purdue’s Matt Painter (@CoachPainter) March 12, 2020, The health and safety of our student-athletes, support staff, families and friends are the top priority at this moment. “I think all of us felt we could postpone, and even postpone into May or whatever and if we needed to cancel, we could cancel then. See our, Read a limited number of articles each month, You consent to the use of cookies and tracking by us and third parties to provide you with personalized ads, Unlimited access to on any device, Unlimited access to all Washington Post apps, No on-site advertising or third-party ad tracking. The tournaments stand as one of the NCAA's biggest yearly events, alongside the college football national championship.

It’s been an amazing ride the past 5 years.

The NCAA announced its decision to cancel the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments on …

This is a sad, sad day. That appears to no longer be the case. Baseball's College World Series won't be held for the first time … But then Duke and University of Kansas shut down all athletic activities, and the PAC-12, which includes USC and UCLA, canceled its men’s basketball tournament. The 2020 men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments, as well as all other remaining winter and spring championships, have been canceled, the NCAA announced Thursday. Prior to the cancelation of March Madness, dozens of NCAA member schools have shut down campuses and sent students home. We rely on readers like you to uphold a free press. The NCAA on Thursday canceled its men's and women's college basketball tournaments, known as March Madness, in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The women's bracket was to be announced Monday. But qualifying events for Olympic national teams all over the world are being canceled — organizations like USA Swimming, a feeder for the United States swim team, has canceled its events for at least the next 30 days.

With March Madness canceled, we suddenly have 20 days of TV watching freed up. Stunning the sport with the sudden change, coaches and players expressed opinions on social media. men's conference tournaments were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. He said that he was "extremely disappointed" and that he felt the tournaments could have been postponed. No March Madness: NCAA Cancels Men's And Women's Basketball Tournaments The NCAA's move was the latest in a string of dramatic cancellations across the U.S. sports landscape. The move comes after most of the NCAA's conferences had suspended their postseason tournaments, including its "power conferences," the Pac-12, the Big 10, the ACC, the Big 12 and the SEC.

Extremely disappointed,” Gonzaga’s Mark Few said on ESPN. Hear from WHO's chief scientist, 'Quick fix president:' Doctor reacts to Trump's Eli Lilly praise, Vaccine trial paused as Covid-19 cases surge in US, He thought Covid-19 was a hoax.