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.

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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 washingtonpost.com 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.

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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.

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