The NCAA is not ruling out the possibility of holding the popular Division I men’s basketball tournament in empty arenas amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak.
‘If you can think of it, it’s something that we’ve gone through an analysis around,’ NCAA Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy told Bloomberg News on Tuesday. ‘We’ve contingency planned for all circumstances.’
An advocacy group for college athletes has urged the NCAA to consider holding all of its winter sports championships without fans.
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However, nobody has suggested forgoing broadcasts of March Madness games, which would presumably still be televised.
The NCAA declined further comment to The Associated Press on the possibility of no fans in the stands.
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