Big Ten, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments due to coronavirus

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Other reports indicate the ACC, Big 12, Conference USA, Atlantic 10, and WAC have canceled their tournaments. (WJBC file photo)

 

By Neil Doyle

INDIANAPOLIS – The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that it will be canceling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately.

“The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a statement.  “The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.”

Meanwhile, the Southeastern Conference Thursday announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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