The NCAA is canceling all winter and spring championship events.
The organization cited the evolving COVID-19 health threat for its decision and not wanting to contribute to spreading what has been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Conference officials said the decision comes after careful consideration and that, “you can never overreact from a safety standpoint.”
The cancelation comes after the head coach of Nebraska’s men’s basketball team fell ill. Players were quarantined as a precaution. According to the league, no one on the team tested positive for the virus.
The Big Ten has no plans to crown a champion for the tournament.