NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As the coronavirus spreads across the country, just about every college and pro sport is being affected on a local and national level.
Thursday morning, the Southeastern Conference cancelled the 2020 Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville.
"We understand that this decision will be disappointing to our student-athletes and coaches who have been preparing all season to compete in this event as well as viewers at home," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "While this was not an easy decision, the health and well-being of our entire SEC community is of paramount importance."
More conferences like the Big 12, Big Ten, ACC, SWAC & MEAC decided to follow the SEC's lead and cancel their tournaments as well.
Thursday afternoon, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors decided to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. So there will be no March Madness or College World Series this season.