In unprecedented news, the NCAA has announced that all winter and spring sporting championships, including the NCAA Tournament, have been canceled.
NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships: https://t.co/qzKAS4McEI pic.twitter.com/G6XreZx35E— NCAA (@NCAA) March 12, 2020
This cancellation follows the nationwide outbreak of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. The NBA suspended their season after Rudy Gobert (and Donovan Mitchell, maybe others) tested positive for the virus. It was only a matter of time before the NCAA would follow suit and cancel the largest sporting event in American sports.
This news also follows Thursday announcements that the Pac-12, among nearly every other conference, canceled their conference tournament. The Colorado Buffaloes were already eliminated from the Pac-12 Tournament, and surely would have lost immediately in the NCAA Tournament because they appear to be irreparably broken, but it is a travesty for college sports.