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NCAA Urged To Hold Fan-less March Madness Over Coronavirus Scare
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
There's a players' advocacy group asking NCAA officials to consider holding both the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments this month at crowd-less venues over coronavirus fears.

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"There should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without an audience present," the National College Players Association said in a statement over the weekend.

...the NCPA is urging officials to possibly hold their biggest events -- the NCAA Tournaments -- without fans to protect players.

"In the wake of the emerging Coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA and its colleges should take precautions to protect college athletes," the group said.

In addition to the possibility of crowd-less tourneys ... the group is also advocating schools cancel meet and greets and press events to reduce athletes' risks of contracting the virus.
In NCAA spokesperson said of the NCPA's recommendations...
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"NCAA staff continues to prepare for all NCAA winter and spring championships, but we are keenly aware of Coronavirus and will continue to monitor in coordination with state/local health authorities and the CDC."

The spokesperson added, "The NCAA Sport Science Institute sent two memos recently to NCAA members directing schools and conference offices to Center for Disease Control and Prevention resources on the issue."

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12 Comments
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km51 months
Please. Go wash your Bernie shirt.
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CanebreakCajun51 months
38000 Americans have died this year from the flu. 3 from Coronavirus so far and corona has a lower kill rate than the flu. Stfu
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4TheLoveLSU51 months
It’s also weaker than the flu.. per Dr. Drew. This is all propaganda bullshite
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CoolHand51 months
Giving the terrorist what they want SMH.
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FowlGuy51 months
What happened to Ebola
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RandySavage51 months
So there is a group worse than PETA?
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BCLA51 months
The Sky is Falling syndrome is far, far worse than the actual virus.
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lsuin9251 months
If they want to avoid crowds, play the games in front of the LSU student section
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4TheLoveLSU51 months
You win
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JackieTreehorn51 months
Ain’t no stopping this shite now regardless.
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TKLSUMD51 months
I believe there would be more risk to the fans in the crowd then there would be to the college athletes.
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4TheLoveLSU51 months
There is no risk
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