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MM 3.13: Coronavirus impacts Maryland athletics and the rest of the sports world

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Tournament-Rutgers vs Michigan Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

COVID-19 had major impacts on the sports world Thursday.

The harsh reality of the coronavirus situation was felt Wednesday after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was diagnosed with the virus, causing the NBA to suspend the remainder of its season. And the Big Ten and NCAA and announced its men’s and women’s tournaments would be held without fans.

The following day, the Big Ten along with other conferences and the NCAA announced that it was canceling its tournaments.

Here was Thursday’s fallout from the coronavirus:

With the decisions made by the Big Ten and the NCAA, Maryland men’s basketball will finish its 2019-20 season with a Big Ten title and a record of 24-7, while Maryland women’s basketball ends the season with a 28-4 record after winning the Big Ten tournament Sunday.

Here’s how a few Terps reacted to the news: