NCAA Will Not Allow Fans to Attend Both the Men's And Women's Basketball Tournaments Due to COVID-19

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Aside from essential personnel and families, no one will be allowed to attend March Madness this year. NCAA President Mark Emmert released a statement on Wednesday saying, "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. The decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans and, most importantly, our student-athletes. 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."