Ivy League tournaments canceled amid coronavirus fears


The Ivy League said it will award its automatic NCAA Tournament bids to the regular-season champions, the Princeton women and Yale men.

The last time the Ivy League named two players for the award rather than a single victor was the 1992-93 season, when then-Penn sophomore and future men's basketball head coach Jerome Allen and Yale senior Buck Jenkins shared the honor.

The conference tourneys were the first at the Division I level to be canceled because of the disease.

Northeastern's women's basketball team made the trip Wednesday to North Carolina for its Colonial Athletic Association tournament matchup against Towson at Elon University, which has suspended in-person classes tentatively through April 6 because of concerns about coronavirus.

At this time the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will continue to be held as scheduled. The Cougars will play their March Madness games in similar conditions after the NCAA chose to restrict attendance at championship events.

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The NCAA also released a new statement following the Ivy League's cancellation on Tuesday, reiterating that schools and conferences "can make their own decisions on regular season and conference tournament play". "Today we will more forward and conduct championships with the current information and will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed".

Donahue said "there wasn't a dry eye" in the room after he broke the news to his players that their NCAA tournament hopes were dashed.

Not only were the students' welfare considered with canceling the tournaments, but the Ivy League presidents also considered the possibility of the campus and general community as well. "Far bigger than men's basketball", said Self. He pointed out that the baseball team played a game on Wednesday, a 3-1 win over Hartford in Brookline. The group reached out to the other Ivy League schools and has started an online petition to get the tournament re-instated. "We understand there are health risks". No announcements have been made on potential changes for those conference tournaments. They said decisions regarding whether to postpone or cancel games or limit fan access to venues will be made exclusively by the NCAA.

The NBA has already sent multiple memos to teams to prepare contingency plans in case they need to play games without fans in attendance due to the ongoing coronavirus.