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March Madness, NCAA spring/winter championships canceled due to COVID-19

We take a look at all the conference tournaments, and how they’re being affected by the coronavirus

Alex Copeland of the Yale Bulldogs during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at VyStar Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

UPDATE 4:35 p.m. The NCAA has cancelled all winter and spring championships, including the 2020 NCAA Tournament for both men and women.

Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus across the world the NCAA, the college conferences holding postseason tournaments, and the federal, state, and local governments hosting the events are all taking different measures to help contain the outbreak. We’ll keep a list of what we know is happening here.

UPDATE March 11, 9:02 p.m. The Pac-12 will not have fans at T-Mobile Arena after tonight’s action:

UPDATE March 11, 7:54 p.m. The Atlantic 10 will meet to decide how to address its conference tournament Wednesday night. The Big Ten and American Athletic Conference have decided not have fans in attendance during tournament play.

UPDATE March 11, 6:47 p.m. The Big XII Tournament will only have 125 tickets available per team for the event.

UPDATE March 11, 5:18 p.m. We might see a change of some venues for the NCAA Tournament as well since there won’t be fans in attendance.

UPDATE March 11, 4:40 p.m. There will be no fans at the NCAA Tournaments for men or women in 2020.

What we know so far

If any of the decisions made affect how previously placed bets are graded, we’ll check in with that here too. For now, the America East, Patriot, and Sun Belt conferences are having some games still to be played on home floors. For now, those are all

Here’s a chart we’ve created and will update as new information comes to us.

Conference Tournaments Covid-19

Conference Tournament site Dates Cancelled? No fans allowed?
Conference Tournament site Dates Cancelled? No fans allowed?
AAC Fort Worth, Texas March 12-15 No Completed
ACC Greensboro, N.C. March 10-14 Ongoing
America East Campus sites March 7, 10 & 14
Atlantic 10 Brooklyn, N.Y. March 11-15 Ongoing
Atlantic Sun Campus sites March 3, 5 & 8 Completed Completed
Big East New York March 11-14
Big Sky Boise, Idaho March 11-14
Big South Campus sites March 3, 5, 6 & 8
Big Ten Indianapolis March 11-15 No Completed
Big 12 Kansas City March 11-14
Big West Anaheim March 12-14 No Yes
Colonial Washington D.C. March 7-10 Ongoing
Conference USA Frisco, Texas March 11-14
Horizon League Indianapolis March 3, 5, 9 & 10 Completed Completed
Ivy League Cambridge, Mass. March 14-15 Yes Cancelled
MAAC Atlantic City, N.J. March 10-14
MAC Campus sites, Cleveland March 9, 12-14 No Yes
MEAC Norfolk, Va. March 10-14 Ongoing
Missouri Valley St. Louis March 5-8 Completed Completed
Mountain West Las Vegas March 4-7 Completed Completed
Northeast Campus sites March 4, 7 & 10 Completed Completed
Ohio Valley Evansville, Ind. March 4-7 Completed Completed
Pac-12 Las Vegas March 11-14 No Yes
Patriot Campus sites March 3, 5, 8 & 11 Ongoing
SEC Nashville, Tenn. March 11-15
Southern Asheville, N.C March 6-9 Completed Completed
Southland Katy, Texas March 11-14
Summit Sioux Falls, S.D. March 7-10 Completed Completed
Sun Belt Campus sites, New Orleans March 7, 9, 11, 14-15
SWAC Birmingham, Ala. March 10, 13-14
WAC Las Vegas March 12-14
West Coast Las Vegas March 5-7 & 9-10 Completed Completed

And here’s the status regarding coronavirus of all the venues for the 2020 NCAA Tournament:

NCAA Tournament Status

Event Dates Location Arena Fans in arena? As scheduled? Link to latest
Event Dates Location Arena Fans in arena? As scheduled? Link to latest
First Four March 17, 18 Dayton, OH Dayton Arena No fans per Governor Y
Spokane 1st/2nd Rounds March 19, 21 Spokane, WA Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena N Y On for now
Albany 1st/2nd Rounds March 19, 21 Albany, NY Times Union Center N Y
St. Louis 1st/2nd Rounds March 19, 21 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center N Y
Tampa 1st/2nd Rounds March 19, 21 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena N Y
Greensboro 1st/2nd Rounds March 20, 22 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum N Y
Omaha 1st/2nd Rounds March 20, 22 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center N Y
Sacramento 1st/2nd Rounds March 20, 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center N Y
Cleveland 1st/2nd Rounds March 20, 22 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse No fans per Governor Y
Midwest Regional March 26, 28 Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium N Y
West Regional March 26, 28 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center N Y
South Regional March 27, 29 Houston, TX Toyota Center Looking unlikely Y
East Regional March 27, 29 New York, NY Madison Square Garden N Y
Final Four April 4, 6 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium N Y