In the midst of the first game of the Big Ten Tournament, the Big Ten conference announced that fans will no longer be allowed to attend events starting on Thursday due to coronavirus concerns. 

This includes the Big Ten Tournament that was scheduled from Wednesday, March 11- Sunday, March 15. 

In a release, the conference stated, "...attendance at all Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament games will be limited to student-athletes, coaches, event staff, essential team and Conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and immediate family members of the participating teams."

"Additionally, all further Big Ten Conference winter and spring sport competitions, including championship/tournament events, will also be limited to student-athletes, coaches, event staff, essential team and Conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and immediate family members of the participating teams."

The tournament will continue on. However, it will be far different than what is accustomed in this unprecedented situation. 

An announcement of this magnitude comes after the NCAA announced that they will have a similar policy for the upcoming men's and women's NCAA Tournament. As of this writing, the Big 12 conference has also taken similar measures for their tournament that has already begun. 

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