NBA has suspended its season due to Coronavirus, will football be impacted?

Alabama AD Greg Byrne at Bryant-Denny Stadium during 2019 season
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Athletic venues across the landscape are getting proactive about Coronavirus. 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, different sports have shut down fan participation and the continuation of seasons to protect its players.

According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has suspended the remainder of its season because Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for Coronavirus. 

The NCAA has eliminated fans from participating in March Madness, and the question is will football be impacted next?  

Per a statement from Greg Byrne, athletic director at the University of Alabama, he said “the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans is of the utmost importance. Pursuant to the SEC directive, we will restrict attendance at our on-campus athletics events in Tuscaloosa through at least March 30. When additional information becomes available, we will communicate it at that time. That will also include information on tickets that have already been purchased in advance for upcoming events.” 

The Crimson Tide is scheduled to have its first spring practice on Friday for football. 

Stayed tuned to Touchdown Alabama Magazine for all updates, if football is impacted.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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