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So far today I have heard that the NBAs Golden State Warriors will play the Nets in an empty arena on Thursday while MLB's Seattle Mariners won't be playing in Seattle during the month of March.

The NBA is having governor meeting's today to discuss possible schedule changes(neutral site's,empty arena's etc).
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So far today I have heard that the NBAs Golden State Warriors will play the Nets in an empty arena on Thursday while MLB's Seattle Mariners won't be playing in Seattle during the month of March.

The NBA is having governor meeting's today to discuss possible schedule changes(neutral site's,empty arena's etc).
San Francisco has banned all gatherings of more than 1k. Warriors will probably finish off the season with no fans in attendance.
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Same goes with the NHL San Jose Sharks plus their AHL affiliate.
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USC and UCLA here has banned fans from attending any Spring home events. So no fans will be seeing Spring football, baseball and softball etc.
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They were just saying on MSNBC that a third of the population of the USA might get the virus.
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They were just saying on MSNBC that a third of the population of the USA might get the virus.
So what? Many people have already recovered. It's not like it's stuck in your blood stream and it's a death sentence.

If you want to keep your thread relegated to sports news cancellations, don't get off topic on stuff that should be talked about in the main coronavirus thread.
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So what? Many people have already recovered. It's not like it's stuck in your blood stream and it's a death sentence.

If you want to keep your thread relegated to sports news cancellations, don't get off topic on stuff that should be talked about in the main coronavirus thread.
That mean's a third of the athletes might get it. That's not getting off the topic.

What would happen if the Lakers had a few players get the virus?
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That mean's a third of the athletes might get it. That's not getting off the topic.

What would happen if the Lakers had a few players get the virus?
They'd win by 15 instead of 25?
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This weekend's LA at Seattle XFL game will be played without fans. That essentially makes it just like any LA home football game.
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I'm especially interested to see what happens with March Madness. Watching those games played in empty arenas would be very weird, but may be warranted. We'll see what they decide to do.
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I'm especially interested to see what happens with March Madness. Watching those games played in empty arenas would be very weird, but may be warranted. We'll see what they decide to do.
They'll decide soon.... I have a pair of tickets to the First Four next Tuesday and Wednesday and am waiting to hear.
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My dad attend's the Division II No. 2 ranked team home games(that would be Lincoln Memorial University) and rumor has it they might host the Southeast regional but I am not sure if they will still play the games or what they will do.

Update: I just checked the team's website and they are hosting the regional March 14-17.
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I heard Houston banned gatherings, too. No, itís not a cheating joke.
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Both men's and women's college basketball tournaments will be held with no fans. NCAA just released a statement.
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This handling of the Coronavirus is the definition of an overreaction.
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Both men's and women's college basketball tournaments will be held with no fans. NCAA just released a statement.
The Pac-12 tournament is this weekend in Las Vegas. I wonder if the Pac-12 tournament will also have 0 fans.

That's going to be a very weird March Madness with quiet stadiums for TV.

That's Millions and Millions going down the toilet for the NCAA this season.
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The Pac-12 tournament is this weekend in Las Vegas. I wonder if the Pac-12 tournament will also have 0 fans.

That's going to be a very weird March Madness with quiet stadiums for TV.
The BR report had the MM logo in the article so I assume that was the decision. Sounds like conference tournaments are still on (except Ivy League).
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This handling of the Coronavirus is the definition of an overreaction.
I agree. But they probably donít want to get sued.
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The NFL Draft is April 23rd through 25th in Las Vegas. I know some of my colleagues are worried about it's status. I can't imagine the NFL will cancel it because those kids need jobs. But, I could see them scaling it back and not allowing fans to attend and of course no contact with Goodell like previous years.
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Both men's and women's college basketball tournaments will be held with no fans. NCAA just released a statement.
I wonder if this will help the underdogs
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Can't see it being cancelled (the NFL draft, that is). But there's no need to have it in any kind of venue. Teams can just make picks from their offices and ESPN can still show the picks being made.
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Originally Posted by atrium View Post
This handling of the Coronavirus is the definition of an overreaction.
Eh, I go back and forth. I get pretty annoyed at the sensationalism. At the same time, WHO has declared this a pandemic. The situation in places like Italy has gotten really bad. It has spread very rapidly and the percentage of deaths there is alarming. The best way to avoid the spread of something highly contagious is by taking steps like this to limit exposure. It of course will be hard to quantify how bad the situation would have been if these kinds of steps had not been taken.
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Both men's and women's college basketball tournaments will be held with no fans. NCAA just released a statement.
This will be very very weird. Wonder if they will find a smaller site in ATL to play the F4 because having it in a huge dome doesn't make sense if nobody is there to watch it.

edit: and the NIT is doing the same thing.

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Eh, I go back and forth. I get pretty annoyed at the sensationalism. At the same time, WHO has declared this a pandemic. The situation in places like Italy has gotten really bad. It has spread very rapidly and the percentage of deaths there is alarming. The best way to avoid the spread of something highly contagious is by taking steps like this to limit exposure. It of course will be hard to quantify how bad the situation would have been if these kinds of steps had not been taken.
Pretty much where I am.

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