Editorial

NCAA Says March Madness Coronavirus Decision Will Be Made In The ‘Coming Days’

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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It sounds like the NCAA might be changing its tune on the coronavirus.

As of Sunday, the stance of the NCAA was that the games would go forward as planned, and there was no indication that things would change. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

However, the governing body of college athletics released a statement late Wednesday that the NCAA “continues to assess” the impact of coronavirus and decisions will be made “in the coming days.” You can read the full statement below.

Now, is this a reason to overreact and panic? No, but it’s certainly a change of pace from what we had as of Sunday.

Just a few days ago, it sounded like there was next to no chance anything would change. The NCAA was projecting a ton of confidence to the fans.

Now, we’re a few days out from selection Sunday, and they’re talking about assessing the situation and decisions being made in the “coming days.”

I’m not a genius, but it would seem like the NCAA is readying fans to be disappointed as fears about coronavirus continue to spread.

Let’s hope I’m wrong, but I think there’s a good chance something we don’t like happens before March Madness tips off.