Big Ten says men’s basketball tournament will go on as planned

  • 03/11/2020 3:14 pm in

On Wednesday afternoon, the Big Ten issued the following statement on this year’s men’s basketball tournament, which begins later today at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Here is the full statement:

The Big Ten Conference’s main priority is to ensure the safety of our students, coaches, administrators, event staff, fans and media as we continue to monitor all relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.

At this time the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will continue to be held as scheduled. Postgame media availabilities will continue to take place at the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, however they will be held in larger designated areas of Bankers Life Fieldhouse in lieu of team locker rooms.

We will continue to consult with Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Marion County Public Health Department and the NCAA leading up to and during the event to implement best practices and provide the most current information.

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