NCAA announces March Madness basketball tournament cancellation

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An image of the official statement from the NCAA announcing the cancellation of Division one basketball tournaments.

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

The NCAA officially canceled both Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments. NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors announced the cancellation in a statement on Thursday afternoon. 

The NCAA sites the ongoing COVID-19 public health threat as its cause for the cancellation. 

In addition to the men’s and women’s basketball tournament, all other remaining NCAA winter and spring championships will be canceled.

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