Just hours after the NCAA announced that no spectators will attend either the men's or women's basketball tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak, the University of Maryland athletics department issued a statement for home sporting events that was very similar.
In a release from the university, "only student-athletes, coaches, essential personnel, officials, credentialed media and a limited number of family members of the competing teams will be permitted to attend games" through April 10.
The Big Ten announced shortly after that no fans will be permitted to its tournaments games starting Thursday.https://twitter.com/umterps/status/1237865195164311552
Additionally, there will be an increased frequency in cleaning "commonly touched surfaces" and sanitization of the locker rooms.
The women's basketball team is expected to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament next week. Now, those games will be without fans
The university will cancel all out-of-season recruiting activities, practices, competitions and travel during the week of March 23, according to the school.
Maryland announced on Tuesday that the school will cancel classes the week of March 23 and will resume coursework via online education from March 30-April 10.
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