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Posted on March 12th, 2020 in 2020 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament by Malcolm Moran | Tags: ,

Editor’s Note: The Big Ten Conference issued the following statement late Thursday morning, minutes before the scheduled game between Rutgers and Michigan at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Sports Capital Journalism Program students Dylan Hughes and Will Hogsett will file reports this afternoon.

The Big Ten Conference announced today that it will be canceling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately.

The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.