Seattle to Ban Gatherings of More Than 250 People Due to Coronavirus The ban, announced by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, includes sporting events and concerts in the Seattle metro area. It has not yet been announced how long the ban will last or if it applies to other areas of the state. There is an XFL game between the Seattle Dragons and the Los Angeles Wildcats scheduled for this Sunday at CenturyLink Field. MLS' Seattle Sounders do not play a home match until March 21. MLB's Seattle Mariners are scheduled to open the season at home against the Texas Rangers on March 26. Spokane is scheduled to host the 2020 NCAA men's basketball tournament on March 19 and March 21. According to 'USA Today,' there have been more than 260 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Washington. At least 24 people in the state have died, most from the Seattle metro area.
Ivy League Cancels Conference Basketball Tournaments Due to Coronavirus The four-team tournaments were to be held Friday through Sunday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The regular-season champions, Princeton women and Yale men, will be awarded the automatic NCAA Tournament bids. The Ivy League also plans to limit spectators for the rest of the season. The tournaments are the first at the Division I level to be canceled as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The NCAA Division I Tournaments are still set to take place next week with no adjustment to fan access.
There's some concern over how coronavirus could impact multiple big events coming to he Bay Area -- WrestleMania 36, Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the PGA Valspar Championship, and the NCAA tournament. Those are all scheduled to be here over the next month. As of now, none are canceled or postponed.
Police break up Texas Tech University student celebrations after their team wins NCAA basketball tournament semi-final. Video credit: MAX HENGST/ DAILY TOREADOR
The 6'7 285 lb freshman phenom Zion Williamson goes to the rim and almost shatters the backboard during a pick up game on Tuesday. Zion Williamson never seems to take a break unless you count breaking that backboard. This past week duke was eliminated from the ncaa tournament but Tuesday Williamson was back on the court dunk all over everyone. Stay tuned to check out this 18 year old in action
Jordan Poole’s buzzer-beater that sent Michigan past Houston to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 in 2018 has been recreated with Lego by an Idaho-based stop-motion animator.Boise resident Jared Jacobs pieced together the dramatic moment in a stop-motion animated short that even included Muhammad Abdur-Rahkman wearing his usual pink trainers.The short took 40 hours to create, Jacobs said.Michigan won the game 64-63. Credit: Jared Jacobs via Storyful
This woman wants gender equality in the NCAA tournaments, and is demanding that they take action, starting with their logos. Traci Lawson created a Change.org petition to get the NCAA to change the logo for the men’s Final Four. Right now, the women’s Final Four logo specifies it as a “Women’s Tournament,” but the men’s logo doesn’t mention gender at all. “Just looking at the two logos side by side now, it’s really clear that there’s a real Final Four logo.” Lawson explained. Women’s basketball is ‘women’s basketball,’ but men’s basketball is always just ‘basketball.’ She’s been tweeting her concerns for years and is now collection signatures to pressure the NCAA to check its gender discrimination. So far, hundreds of people have signed it, though Lawson says she hasn’t heard from the NCAA. The organization has already released its 2019 logos, which still showcase gender specification in only the women’s addition. “I can’t imagine that it doesn’t irk other people, also. I know men’s sports tend to bring in more revenue, but it’s kind of like a chicken and egg issues, where people aren’t going to take women’s basketball as seriously if the NCAA isn’t even taking it as seriously.” Lawson stated.
Villanova ended its dominant NCAA tournament run by crushing Michigan in the championship game, and became the first team in nine years to win all of its tournament matchups by double digits. Lisa Bernhard reports.
On Friday, Arike Ogunbowale hit one of the most clutch shots in NCAA women's basketball history with a last-second basket to beat mighty UConn and put Notre Dame in the championship game. How to top that? On Sunday, she hit the most clutch shot in tournament history to give Notre...
Mississippi State takes on Louisville in the women's NCAA Tournament Final Four. 16 WAPT Sports Director Josh Jackson is in Columbus, Ohio, with a preview of Friday night's game.
It was no surprise that women's NCAA powerhouse UConn knocked off 16th seed Saint Francis on Saturday, but the magnitude of the win is raising questions about sportsmanship. Consider that Connecticut won by 88, along the way setting a tournament record for total points (140) as well as all-time NCAA...
Mar.15 -- Bloomberg's "Brackets for a Cause" March Madness charity contest gives the biggest names in business and finance a chance to make their NCAA basketball tournament picks to benefit the charity of their choice. Bloomberg's Jason Kelly explains on "Bloomberg Markets."
The Loyola Ramblers are making their first NCAA appearance since 1985 and their biggest fan, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, is along for the ride.
This is the most iconic play in college hoops history. Duke and Kentucky battled in the Elite Eight of the ’92 NCAA tournament. Kentucky had just hit a late shot to go up by one in overtime until Christian Laettner answered. Not only did his team manage to launch the ball down the court in seconds, he was able to score an amazing shot right at the buzzer. Laettner’s buzzer beater not only helped Duke win the National Title, but it was the signature moment the defined him as one of college basketball’s all-time greatest players — a legend that he had trouble living up to in the NBA. Laettner was the star on Duke’s back-to-back title teams in ’91 and ’92. He was a two-time All-American and got his #32 Jersey retired. He was also the only college player selected to the 1992 Olympic dream team that won the gold medal. While Laettner made the ’93 all-rookie team and ’97 all-star team, his 13-year career didn’t live up to the legend he created in college. Regardless of this, no one can take away the moment he beat all odds to score and win for his team. In a tournament defined by buzzer beaters, this was the biggest one of all.
After North Carolina beat Kentucky on a buzzer-beater earlier this year in the NCAA tournament, Kentucky's coach and lots of fans blamed the refs. So, too, did the host of a call-in show on Kentucky Sports Radio, who directed most of his anger at referee John Higgins and read emails...
After 28 NCAA tournament wins and three trips to the Final Four, Rick Pitino has been "effectively fired" as the coach of the Louisville men's basketball team, his lawyer tells the AP . Pitino, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, was technically put on administrative leave after...