Implications of coronavirus lead to uncertainty over Big 12 tournament

With no signs of slowing down for coronavirus, NCAA officials are thinking of all options just in case the virus continues to spread further in the U.S.

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March 11, 2020 - 10:20 AM

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hour by hour now, it seems, the COVID-19 coronavirus creeps further into our collective consciousness … and range.

With that has emerged a sense of flux from which precious little appears immune — including in a sports world facing unprecedented dilemmas as its members try to navigate the difference between practicality and panic and play on.

So it is that at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby could make the point that no medical advisers or officials have told the conference not to play its men’s and women’s tournaments here this week, or that they shouldn’t play in front of a crowd …

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