College basketball

Bugler Jay Cohen plays "First Call" as he calls the riders to post for the first race at Santa Anita Park to empty stands Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Arcadia, Calif. While most of the sports world is idled by the coronavirus pandemic, horse racing runs on. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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March 16, 2020 - 12:44 am
The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks. That’s twice as long as...
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Greensboro Coliseum is mostly empty after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 15, 2020 - 7:48 pm
Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the sports world on hold because of the spread of the coronavirus. “I have no idea. Right now having a...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2018, file photo, UMBC players celebrate their 74-54 win over Virginia in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C. This season's tournament, like all before them, would've been filled with dozens of legends in the making and diamonds in the rough--with teams that overcame adversity to get this far and superfans who inspired the country every bit as much as their team. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
March 15, 2020 - 12:39 pm
For all those who dreamed the impossible — making it a whole month without getting a single game wrong in the bracket — this is your year. Everything else about the NCAA Tournament that won't happen this season — from Selection Sunday, to the jaw-dropping bracket busters and buzzer beaters, to the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino appears during a news conference in New York. Hall of Famer Pitino was named basketball coach at Iona College on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Pitino coached at Louisville from 2001-17 before being fired in a pay-for-play scandal and had been coaching in Greece. He replaces Tim Cluess, who resigned Friday after 10 years and six NCAA Tournament appearances due to health concerns. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 14, 2020 - 5:57 pm
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famer Rick Pitino was named basketball coach at Iona College on Saturday. Pitino coached at Louisville from 2001-17 before being fired in a pay-for-play scandal and had been coaching in Greece. He replaces Tim Cluess, who resigned Friday due to health concerns...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida's Brock Edge, right, steals second base, beating the tag by Florida A&M infielder Octavien Moyer (15), during the eighth inning of an NCAA college baseball game in Gainesville, Fla. The NCAA is planning on extending the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how this will work are still being ironed out. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)
March 13, 2020 - 11:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out. All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Dayton head coach Anthony Grant reacts after a foul was called against his team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado in Chicago. The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton from its dream of a basketball season. The 29-2 Flyers were rolling into tournament play on a 20-game winning streak that had lifted spirits in an Ohio city battered in the past year by violent deaths and devastation. The NCAA decision to cancel March Madness ended hopes for the small Roman Catholic school’s first Final Four appearance in 53 years. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File
March 13, 2020 - 7:53 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton's men's basketball team, and the city it uplifted, from a dream of a season. The 29-2 Flyers, ranked No. 3 in The Associated Press poll, were rolling into tournament play on a 20-game winning streak that had...
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Fans leave the Sprint Center after the remaining NCAA college basketball games after in the Big 12 Conference tournament were canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 13, 2020 - 7:32 pm
As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend. NCAA vice president of men's basketball...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 9 de abril de 2019, aficionados ingresan para presenciar una ronda de prácticas del Masters de golf en Augusta, Georgia. In this April 9, 2019, file photo, fans arrive for a practice round that's under a weather warning at the Masters golf. (AP Foto/Matt Slocum, archivo)
March 13, 2020 - 6:35 pm
The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before...
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Mike Lemcke, from Richmond, Va., sits in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the NCAA college basketball games were canceled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
March 13, 2020 - 3:40 pm
It was the week the sports stopped. Basketball. Hockey. Baseball. Golf. Soccer. Tennis. Auto Racing. Even football, which is technically out of season but was still around with the fledgling XFL and spring practice on college campuses around the country. Over these next few weeks, and likely months...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2012, file photo, Wellesley College students reach out to the runners passing by during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass. The 124th Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020. Boston Marathon organizers say they're postponing the prestigious race until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 13, 2020 - 1:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, abandoning the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-distance run. In delaying the marathon from...
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