Coronavirus Coverage

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 12: The arena sits unused after the announcement of the cancellation of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. The tournament has been cancelled due to the growing concern about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

BY Nicole Barlage

As of today (March 12) many major NCAA conferences are beginning to cancel their postseason tournaments amid fears of the coronavirus. This comes just a few days after they made the announcement to play without fans in their arenas.

The Big Ten, SEC, Big East, ACC, Western Atlantic Conference, Atlantic-10, Conference USA, Big 12, PAC-12, The Sun Belt, The Big Sky, The Southland, The America East, and The Big West have all decided to cancel their tournaments.

The Ivy League reported earlier this week they would cancel their tournament and send regular-season champions, Yale, to the NCAA tournament.

The NCAA conference cancellations place the onus on the main men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments which are still scheduled to start March 17. At this time, no update from the NCAA has been made to cancel the tournament.

Click here for a list of announcements about the tournaments.


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