The Big 12 Conference announced on Thursday morning it is cancelling the remainder of the Big 12 Tournament.
The conference was scheduled to begin limiting access to games starting with the quarterfinals on Thursday. Bob Bowlsby made that announcement on Wednesday afternoon.
But after Kansas City announced a State of Emergency on Thursday morning, the Big 12 Conference has followed by cancelling the remainder of the Big 12 Tournament.
As a result, only two games were played this week, and both came on Wednesday night, when Oklahoma State beat Iowa State and Kansas State got by TCU.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was empathetic for the seniors, says, “This may end up being the last game they ever play in (in college).”
Bowlsby added, “It’s disappointment and heartbreaking. I think this is one of the great sporting events in America. It’s just disappointing in so many ways. It’s emblematic of how our country will be responding to an unusual set of circumstances.”
It is not clear what this means for the NCAA Tournament, which is set to begin next week, but it won’t involve fan participation, as the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
The NBA and MLS have already made the decision to suspend their seasons.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Heartland College Sports for continuing coverage.
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