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Fans Will Not Be Permitted at the Men’s Big Ten Tournament Beginning on Thursday

The Big Ten is following the NCAA and other organizations by not allowing fans at the remainder of its men’s basketball tournament beginning on Thursday.

Indiana would play Penn State on Thursday evening if they advance against Nebraska in the first round.

Below is the release by the Big Ten Conference.

BIG TEN CONFERENCE STATEMENT

The Big Ten Conference announced this evening that beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020, attendance at all Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament games will be limited to student-athletes, coaches, event staff, essential team and Conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and immediate family members of the participating teams.

Additionally, all further Big Ten Conference winter and spring sport competitions, including championship/tournament events, will also be limited to student-athletes, coaches, event staff, essential team and Conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and immediate family members of the participating teams.

The main priority of the Big Ten Conference is to ensure the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all relevant information on the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.

It is important that any person attending a Big Ten sporting event consult the following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html.


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