The NCAA announced that March Madness, the men's Division I basketball tournament, and other winter and spring NCAA championships were canceled, over concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision includes men's and women's basketball in divisions I, II and III. The NCAA canceled championships in all spring sports, including hockey, baseball and lacrosse.
The men's Division I Championship has taken place every year since it's inception in 1939. The unprecedented move comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled to start next week would go on but be played in mostly empty arenas. That plan was scrapped as every major American sports league from the NBA to MLB put the brakes on its season due to concerns about the pandemic.
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