Why Is North Dakota Holding Basketball Tournaments Amid the Coronavirus Scare?

Girls Class A basketball in Fargo Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

MINOT, N.D. — I knew things were serious with the coronavirus situation when the NCAA announced they were canceling their wildly popular March basketball tournament.

I mean, it’s the NCAA.

Perhaps one of the most venal and exploitive organizations in America today.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to get them to do the right thing? Especially when it comes at the expense of the revenues driven by what is their marquee event?

Yet while the NCAA seems to get it — while the NBA and Major League Baseball and the hockey leagues, etc., etc., are all canceling games and events — the North Dakota High School Activities Association is carrying on with business as usual.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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