March Madness Without the Madness: Drumbeat Grows to Ban Fans

"The squeak of sneakers on hardwood. The blow of a referee’s whistle. A coach barking instructions to players. But otherwise, silence. That’s the fate awaiting more sporting events in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Contagion fears and mounting restrictions are forcing everyone from the NCAA to the International Olympic Committee to consider the once unthinkable: holding sporting events without fans."

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