It's Official: NCAA Tournament Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

It felt like an inevitable conclusion. 

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March 12, 2020 - 4:26 pm
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There will be no March Madness. 

The NCAA canceled the men's basketball tournament Thursday amid concerns of the coronavirus. It was part of the NCAA's decision to cancel all remaining winter and spring athletics. 

"This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to the spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during the academic year given ongoing decision by other entities," the NCAA said in a statement. 

The news comes after the NBA suspended its season Wednesday night, and the NHL, MLB and MLS followed suit on Thursday. 

The Division 1 men's tournament has been played every year since 1939.