Everything sucks and life is unfair.
The NCAA Tournament that MSU was rolling into is canceled. The NCAA tweeted out the official news on Thursday afternoon.
This is the first time since the men’s tournament was introduced in 1939, and women’s in 1982, that the event won’t take place. Additionally, all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships in various sports have been canceled as well.
The Big Ten also announced that it is “canceling all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year.” That likely means, unless something changes, MSU football will not have spring practices or a spring game this season (waiting on specification on that). The conference also placed a “moratorium” on all on-and-off-campus recruiting for the time being.
So that’s it. No idea what else to even say. MSU has seen tournament heartbreak before, but nothing can match a tournament where the Spartans were legitimate contenders just getting canceled.
The only silver lining is that Cassius Winston, Kyle Ahrens and Conner George — and whoever else decides to leave — go out as winners.
I’m devastated, and I know you probably are too.