Bruce Feldman is reporting the league will shut down spring football practice. The group reached out to the other Ivy League schools and has started an online petition to get the tournament re-instated.
In reaction to the Ivy League announcement, Harvard University then announced that its men's hockey team will not play in their scheduled Eastern College Athletic Conference quarterfinal series against Rensselaer. "The league's regular-season champions, Princeton women and Yale men, are the automatic qualifiers to the NCAA Tournaments", a conference statement read.
"The Ivy League has made a decision to cancel the League's upcoming Basketball Tournaments and implement highly-restrictive, in-venue spectator limitations for all other upcoming campus athletics events".
The decision to shut down all spring sports became something of an automatic move as several Ivy League universities have already chose to keep students away from campuses following spring breaks, and finish the academic semester through virtual instruction. Given these considerations, coupled with a more unfavorable outcome of COVID-19 in older adults - especially those with underlying chronic medical conditions - we recommend against sporting events open to the public. "We acknowledge that this is a serious health issue and that there is a lot to consider in finding an alternate solution. Far bigger than men's basketball", said Self. The tournament begins in full March 19 with its opening day of first-round games.
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Goodman wrapped up his Penn career with his second straight All-Ivy recognition after finishing second on the team in points, averaging 13.6 per game.
The email encouraged the affected students to find other fulfilling activities for the upcoming term.
"We are still learning our options and awaiting clarification on what our teams can do over the next month", said Brian Kelly, associate athletic director for marketing and communications.
In a statement released Tuesday, the NCAA said it plans to play its March Madness games at the planned sites as scheduled with no adjustments.
The NBA has also discussed the possibility of playing future games this season without fans in attendance.