Big Ten Tournament canceled

College Sports

ROSEMONT, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that it will be canceling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately.

“The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement issued by the conference said. “The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.”

The Big 12 and SEC tournaments also announced cancelations Thursday, and other conferences were expected to follow suit.

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