News just came in that the Ivy League tourney has been cancelled. News came hours after the host site, Harvard, cancelled classes and switched all curriculum to online.
With this announcement came a lot of tension among the teams that did not receive a bid to the Big Dance. With the announcement Yale men’s basketball and Princeton women’s basketball were given automatic bids. As a former basketball player and a fan of the game, I’m am disappointed with the conference. I know the decision was based off the Corona outbreak, but there are other solutions to consider. Especially with a league with athletes that don’t receive scholarships and the only chance to the NCAA tournament is through the Ivy tournament. We can’t just strip the opportunity away.
A petition has started; in support of the Ivy students athletes, including those on the Yale Women’s basketball program. I will be signing it and hopefully saying, let’s go Yale!