The Big Ten Conference announced that it is canceling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately.
In a statement, the Big Ten Conference announced it will use this time to determine the next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Big Ten joins other conferences including the Ivy League, ACC, SEC, and the Big 12, in canceling their conference tournaments. On Wednesday, the NCAA had announced that the games would be played without fans in attendance. Considering the fact colleges are canceling classes and the professional leagues are facing the same hard choices, the Big Ten’s decision to cancel isn’t surprising. The NBA recently suspended their season, and the NHL is currently mulling its options.
Sports commentators Jay Bilas and Charles Barkley have both called for the suspension of all NCAA games at this time. There has even been talk of canceling the NCAA tournament for this year. As the coronavirus concerns grow, tough decisions need to be made. We will keep you posted.
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