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This is historic. The 2020 NCAA Tournament has now been officially cancelled due to the coronavirus. The tournament has been held every single year since 1939. This is the first time its ever been cancelled. Makes me wonder how it didn't get cancelled during WWII?
NCAA higher ups originally said they were going to broadcast the games but not allow fans in the arena, just staff and immediate family. But as conference after conference began cancelling their tournaments, it became more and more clear the NCAA couldn't take the half measure.
Crazy to me they didn't even try to postpone it. But I guess since its college ball, postponing indefinitely is not really an option, between college kids, summer schedules, and TV networks, arenas.. I can see that all being a really big mess.
Basically every sport is cancelling games, events or suspending their seasons indefinitely, both pro and college. We have another thread on all the closings as well. Seems the NCAA will also be cancelling most all sports. I think the College World Series is next, if that hasn't been cancelled already.
Brings me to an interesting thought, will this cancellation effect college basketball players' decision to try and enter the NBA draft? I mean the NCAA tournament is the best showcase of their talents and can springboard them into the national conversation. But without the showcase maybe some players will now hold off a whole entire year, and not enter the draft early. What do you think? Does the tournament have that much importance on NBA hopefuls?