Big Ten to Limit Attendance at Conference Tournament, Rest of Winter & Spring Competitions

Big Ten to Limit Attendance at Conference Tournament, Rest of Winter & Spring Competitions

Just as the NSAA and NCAA announced limits to fan attendance at this week’s Nebraska High School State Boy’s Basketball Tournament and the upcoming Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournaments, the Big Ten has moved to limit spectators as well.

In a statement, the conference announced that beginning Thursday, attendance for the rest of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be limited to “student-athletes, coaches, event staff, essential team and Conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and immediate family members of the participating teams.”

That means the Nebraska-Indiana game will be the final game of the basketball season for a Big Ten team played in front of fans beyond those meeting the above criteria.

The Big Ten also announced that this limit of fans extends to the rest of the winter and spring completions for conference members. This includes Husker Baseball, which just finished six home games in a row, Husker Softball, which has their home opening weekend in two days, and Husker Track, which is in their final season with the Ed Weir Stadium in its current location.