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NCPA: NCAA's adherence to direction from public health officials to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by holding competitions without crowds is a positive precaution...

"The NCAA's decision to hold NCAA championships including its March Madness Tournament games with only players, their family members, and essential personnel is a positive precaution.  This aligns with numerous health agencies' request for people to avoid gatherings with large crowds to help contain the spread of coronavirus.  In addition, today's guidance from the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the NBA to take similar measures underscores the importance of this action.  The National College Players Association encourages the NCAA, conferences, and colleges to follow the advice of public health officials in regard to athletic events throughout the remainder of 2020.  They should also give players, their families, and fans as much notice as possible to avoid costly travel cancellations."