It comes with great sadness that there will be no March Madness in 2020. So it’ll just be March Sadness 2020.
The NCAA announced this afternoon that the tournaments were canceled over the growing concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic.
The NBA suspended their season yesterday. NCAA canceled every remaining game available left on the calendar this school year in all sports, while MLB, MLS, NHL and other pro leagues suspended operations.
I would have preferred the NCAA postpone the tournaments for a few weeks and reevaluate things and make a more educated decision based on how things were unfolding.
This is my most favorite month of the year, and no, not because it’s my birthday month, it’s because there’s basketball on practically all day every day the entire month. And yes, basketball is my most favorite sport for those of you who don’t know.
As for my Wisconsin Badgers, they finished the season on a remarkable run, winning the final eight games to have a 21-10 overall record, to claim a share of the Big Ten title and entered the Big Ten Tournament as the 1 seed. It was an amazing finish to the season considering everything the program had gone through since last May. But it feels like there’s unfinished business.
The Badgers will return everyone, except for senior Brevin Pritzl, for the 2020-21 season. UW also has the No. 3 recruiting class in the Big Ten that has six players in it, including Ben Carlson, a four-star forward.