The NCAA announced this afternoon the cancellation of all remaining winter and spring NCAA championship events.
The NCAA’s cancellation includes two events that Northwest Missouri State University was scheduled to compete in this weekend with the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, and the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Central Region Tournament slated for March 14, 15 and 17 in Maryville, Missouri.
“There is a tremendous sadness we have for our student-athletes and coaches,” Northwest Missouri State Director of Athletics Andy Peterson said. “We also understand the situation at hand with the coronavirus and taking an abundance of caution to protect the health of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is necessary.”
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.
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