BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — College sports were basically shut down until September on Thursday, with the NCAA announcing that the 2020 men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments have been canceled, as well as all remaining winter and spring schedules, the NCAA announced Thursday.
“Today, 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,” the NCAA said in a statement. “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.”
Canceling the two basketball tournaments is devastating at Indiana, where both teams were likely going to be participants. Indiana’s men’s team is 20-12 and has never played in the NCAA tournament during coach Archie Miller’s first three years in Bloomington. After winning Wednesday, they were surely going to make the field this year.
Indiana’s women’s team under Teri Moren has had a record-setting year…