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NCAA Changes Course, Cancels Winter & Spring Championships

Previously to be played without fans, now cancelled

Boston College v NC State Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Boston College Men’s Hockey and Boston College Women’s Basketball will not be playing in the postseason after all. Today, the NCAA announced that the winter and spring national tournaments will be cancelled, one day after announcing that the events would go on as scheduled but without fans in attendance.

This is a tough blow for the men’s hockey team who was expected to contend for the national championship after battling for one of the #1 seeds in the NCAA tournament all season long. The Eagles will have to settle for being Hockey East champions after the league cancelled its postseason as well.

But this may end up being an even bigger disappointment for the women’s basketball team. After blazing through the second half of the season and shattering the program record for ACC wins in a season, the Eagles won two games in the ACC tournament to get to 20 wins and plant themselves squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble. It was entirely possible that BC would have made their first March Madness since 2006, but failing that, they probably had a good shot at being the #1 overall seed in the NIT.

With the ACC putting an indefinite suspension on all competition for the time being, that means that just about everything involving BC will be shut down. Not sure what news could possible come out now, but if anything does, we’ll post it here.