Minute by minute, things are changing rapidly for athletes 和 sports fans all over the world.
Yesterday, the Southeastern Conference announced its plans to conduct the 秒 Men’s 篮球 Tournament with only essential staff 和 media members in attendance.
Just now, the 秒 instead elected to suspend regular-season competitions for teams in all sports.
Full release on regular season competition: //t.co/Ziv9xT3WxV
— Southeastern Conference (@sec) 2020年3月12日
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The NBA 和 非霍奇金淋巴瘤 already suspended the remainder of their seasons. It’s likely Major League 棒球 will be the next league to follow. Team owners fully expect league officials to cancel Spring Training following a conference call this morning.
Breaking: The AAC, 秒 和 Big Ten Tournaments have all been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/jdQLLqyn1Z
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) 2020年3月12日
Undoubtedly, fans, coaches 和 players will all be disappointed with the 秒’s decision to suspend play. But there’s truly no other course of action at this point.
Some professional athletes were already diagnosed with covid-19. The Utah Jazz’s 鲁迪·戈贝尔 和 多诺万·米切尔 tested positive for the disease. To this point, no college athletes tested positive for the illness. However, it’s unclear how many collegiate athletes have undergone medical tests thus far.
There is one event that has not been canceled or postponed — The NCAA Men’s 篮球 Tournament.
The NCAA has not announced anything regarding ‘The Big Dance’, but that would essentially be the last domino to fall in this ordeal. The league will make an announcement regarding covid-19 tomorrow.
Commissioner of the NCAA, Greg Sankey, held a long, candid press conference today in light of the p和emic.
Kentucky Crowned 秒 Champions
There are little to no reasons to celebrate the covid-19 outbreak. Although, the Kentucky Wildcats (25-6; 15-3 秒) can momentarily celebrate a triumphant season.
In light of the cancellation of all SEC sports, Kentucky is the champion of the SEC in 2020. Kentucky finished with the best regular-season record in the 秒. The Wildcats will also receive an automatic entry into the NCAA tournament.
Fans 和 players now await the impending decision from the NCAA.
All signs are currently pointing in one direction.
— Kentucky 篮球 (@KentuckyMBB) 2020年2月29日