An NCAA tourney with empty sets could happen

The NCAA is preparing for a spread of the coronavirus while other universities take their own action.

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March 4, 2020 - 10:32 AM

Devon Dotson calls a play while dribbling down the court against Oklahoma on Saturday. Photo by Erick Mitchell / Iola Register

Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas.

What normally would be thought an impossibility isn’t so far-fetched as the United States and the rest of the world attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

An advocacy group for college athletes has urged the NCAA to consider holding its winter sports championships with no fans, and the idea has not been dismissed out of hand.

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