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."
NCAA President Mark Emmert Says a Shortened Season Could be 'Very Helpful' Amind the Coronavirus Pandemic
In a recent interview with ESPN, Mark Emmert says he thinks a delayed start and shortened number of games could be "very helpful" amid the coronavirus pandemic. He went on to say that observing how professional sports handle their return-to-play plans is providing the NCAA with ...read more