The Impact of Covid-19

The Impact of Covid-19

Here is a list of sporting events impacted by the spread of Covid-19:

♦ All University of Hawaii spring sporting events have been suspended indefinitely and effective immediately. Information about refunds for ticket holders will be forthcoming.

♦ The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have been canceled. All other remaining winter and spring NCAA championship events have also been canceled.

♦ The cancelation of the NCAA tournaments includes this weekend’s NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball West Regional, which Hawaii Pacific University was to host. It effectively ends the season for the No. 3-ranked HPU Sharks, who won the PacWest Conference Championship and was seeded No. 1 in the regional.

♦ The NBA has suspended its season. After declaring a state of emergency for New York City, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio said that large venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center will likely be “closed for months.”

♦ Major League Baseball has suspended spring training, and has delayed the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks. Said L.A. Dodgers pitcher David Price: “It’s gotta happen. This is so much bigger than sports. I’ve got two kids.”

♦ The NHL has announced a “pause” in its regular season. League officials say they hope to resume play at some point in the future.

♦ The PGA Tour has announced that it has shut down its tournaments for the next three weeks. If all goes well, competition will resume on April 9 with the first round of the Master’s.

♦ NASCAR will be holding its next two racing events – at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Homestead-Miami Speedway – without fans in attendance.

♦ The ATP and ITF have suspended its tennis tournaments for the next six weeks.

♦ The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is still planning to hold WrestleMania 36, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 5 in Tampa, Florida. However, the company says that contingency plans are being discussed in the event is postponed or canceled.

We will update this list as more news becomes available.

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