NCPA urges NCAA to consider holding March Madness without attendees due to coronavirus threat | Sports

NCPA urges NCAA to consider holding March Madness without attendees due to coronavirus threat | Sports

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — The National College Players Association (NCPA) released a statement encouraging the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to consider holding March Madness without a present audience due to the emerging coronavirus threat. 

The NCPA said in a statement, “the NCAA and its colleges should take precautions to protect college athletes. They should also make public which actions will be taken and when.  Precautions should include cancelling all auxiliary events that put players in contact with crowds, such as meet and greets and press events.”

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The Enterprise Center in St. Louis is set to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA March Madness Tournament on March 19 and March 21. 

The NCPA urged the NCAA to ensure athletic programs are taking every measure to sanitize buses and airplanes used for player transportation. 

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