TMZ has reported: NCAA has canceled the biggest college basketball tournament of the year: March Madness. "This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities," the NCAA said in a statement.
We didn't see this coming.
NCAA President, Mark Emmert, has announced that fans cannot buy tickets for March Madness.
The COVID-19 statement reads:
"The NCAA continues to asses the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory panel. Based on their advice and my discussions with the NCAA Board of Governors, I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, with only essential staff and limited family attendance...this decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans, and most importantly, our student athletes."
See the full statement below.