Saturday, March 14, 2020


The current sports world as we know it now is up in the air. There is a new virus going around the world -- COVID-19. Effects of COVID-19 virus has had to take a toll on different people that are affected, not only as a health concern but to the way and events that have been postponed or canceled because of the new virus. 

In Minnesota and around the country On Wednesday, March 11, sporting events started postponing or canceling their seasons and post-season tournaments.

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a cough, high temperature and shortness of breath. Simple measures like washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop viruses like coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. There’s no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19). Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover. It's not known exactly how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, but similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.”

Here is a growing list of sporting events around the United States and in Minnesota have been canceled because of COVID-19. 

According to Michelle Griffith of the Minneapolis Star Tribune,“NBA postponed its season, effectively canceling all Minnesota Timberwolves games at Target Center indefinitely.

NHL postponed its season, which renders the Minnesota Wild inactive.

The NCAA canceled men's and women's basketball championships (March Madness), along with all remaining winter and spring sports championships.

U.S. Bank Stadium was scheduled to host the NCAA Wrestling Championship, but the event, which was expected to draw 45,000 attendees per session, is canceled.

The Big Ten Conference announced delays in "all on- and off-campus recruiting activities for the foreseeable future."

The Boys Grade State Basketball Championship, which would have had 873 teams playing in 22 locations across the state on March 14 and 15, is postponed.

The Minnesota State High School League canceled all prep tournaments, which includes the girl’s state basketball tournament.”

Also, the MSHSL Boys’ State Basketball Tournament which was scheduled to be played March 18-21 has also been canceled. 

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