NCAA Cancels All Remaining Winter and Spring Championships Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

By Nick Polak on March 12, 2020 at 4:57 pm
Nov 23, 2019; Terre Haute, IN, USA; Detailed view of the NCAA logo during the NCAA Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.
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That's all, folks. The NCAA has officially canceled all championships for the remaining winter and spring sports for the year, including basketball, hockey, wrestling, lacrosse, and several others. The Big Ten conference also canceled all remaining non-championship events.

While this is a good decision for the long-term health of the country, it is certainly a blow to the student-athletes who have competed and trained to compete all year in their respective sports.

For the Penn State hockey team, it was the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and primed to potentially make a run in the NCAA Tournament.

The Penn State basketball team was set to potentially earn its highest-ever seed in the NCAA tournament. In a year in which there was more parity across the nation than ever, it could have had a chance at something special. Lamar Stevens will now also officially finish just six points shy of Talor Battle's program scoring record.

The Penn State lacrosse team had one of the strongest offenses in the country, and was looking like they were prepared to avenge last year's final four loss in search of a national title.

The Penn State wrestling team likely wasn't going to win the team competition at NCAA's but had several wrestlers who had great chances at winning individual titles.

There is talk currently going around that schools/conferences are going to petition the NCAA to give the spring athletes back another year of eligibility, but that will likely not extend to the winter athletes. Roar Lions Roar will continue to report on any other updates as they arrive.

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