Saturday, February 29, 2020
CORONAVIRUS THREATENS TO CANCEL MARCH MADNESS IN KANSAS CITY!!!
A proposed safety check would certainly impact the upcoming Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center and hurt Downtown biz.
Here's the word . . .
UST: Due to coronavirus concern, college players group wants NCAA to consider keeping fans away from basketball tournament
Deets and full statement:
"In the wake of the emerging coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA and its colleges should take precautions to protect college athletes. They should also make public which actions will be taken and when. Precautions should include cancelling all auxiliary events that put players in contact with crowds such as meet and greets and press events. Athletic programs should also take every possible measure to sanitize buses and airplanes used to transport players.
"In regard to the NCAA's March Madness Tournament and other athletic events, there should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without an audience present.
"Google just cancelled a summit in California and Amazon is encouraging its employees to avoid all nonessential travel because of coronavirus concerns. The NCAA and its colleges must act now, there is no time to waste."
Developing . . .