NCAA Tournament Will Go On Without Fans in the Stands; NBA Expected to Follow Suit

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 15: A general view of the court with March Madness signage is seen prior to the start of the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Rhode Island Rams in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)




While the NBA is currently on a conference call to discuss this same subject, the NCAA has taken action and we will be watching March Madness from our televisions… yes, everyone. There will not be any fans allowed in stadiums around the country, while the NCAA Tournament and other “Championship Events” around the country.

For now, conference tournaments like the one the Gophers are set to play in less than an hour, will still go on as planned…

There is no reason to panic. Check with the CDC to stay up to date on the latest happenings and procedures. This makes sense and we need to act as one country while we try to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Keeping hundreds of thousands of people out of stadiums and large gatherings will slow the spread. It doesn’t mean we are all going to die. Let’s be smart about this and move around it together.

It looks like the start to the Twins’ season will also be moved around, due to the virus.



Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan