With the coronavirus impacting sports around the world and developments occurring almost hourly, what we know about how leagues in the United States and North America are being affected by and are addressing the pandemic is very fluid.
From canceling the NCAA basketball tournaments to suspending the NBA season, this is an unprecedented time in the history of American athletic endeavors. Where will we be at the end of this weekend, much less the end of the month?
As we await word on other developments across the spectrum, here is a look at what we know now about the state of sports in the U.S.:
What is being done in response to the coronavirus?
Thursday afternoon, the NCAA took the unprecedented step of canceling its showcase event, the men’s Division basketball tournament. Also canceled was the women’s tournament along with all remaining winter championships — including wrestling and ice hockey — and all spring championships — including baseball, softball and lacrosse.
By midday Thursday, Division I conferences began cancelling their basketball tournaments. Of the major leagues, only the Big East had begun playing, but stopped at hafltime of its first game between…