March 12, 2020
Ball boys shoot around on the Sprint Center floor in Kansas City. Mo., Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, in place of Texas and Texas Tech, the teams that should have been playing in the Big 12 basketball tournament at the time of this photograph. The tournament was canceled Thursday morning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Big 12 Conference lost two large revenue streams when the coronavirus pandemic canceled college basketball’s postseason tournaments, and the financial outlook of the league could look far worse if football games are lost in the fall.
The Big 12 and the other four Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.