B1G Commissioner Kevin Warren responds to cancellation of B1G conference tournament
It appears March Madness may be in real jeopardy of starting on time following the announcements coming out Thursday.
As of Wednesday, NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that the March Madness tournament would be taking place without fans in attendance due to concerns over the coronavirus. Many conference tournaments followed with similar announcements for the weekend ahead, but those plans were altered on Thursday.
All major conference basketball tournaments have been canceled, including the Big East that just recently canceled the rest of the tournament during halftime of the Creighton-St. John’s matchup. With the cancellations, B1G Commissioner Kevin Warren met with the media to address the ongoing situation.
“This was one of those situations that there were a lot of people telling me ‘I don’t know,’ and I get concerned when I hear that a few too many times,” said Warren.
“I just want to make sure I don’t want to have any regrets. I just want to make sure as a conference we do the right things. If something had gone awry here, I don’t want to be in a position looking back wondering only if we would have canceled this tournament.”
BTN shared the full video of Warren’s press conference:
Watch Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren's live press conference surrounding the tournament cancellation: https://t.co/d9PRcLYJ6P
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 12, 2020
For now, March Madness is still scheduled to go on as planned. However, that could change in the near future.