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PRCC: NJCAA Tournament postponed

(The following is a press release from Pearl River Community College.)

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Due to developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), all national championship events have been postponed, the NJCAA announced Thursday.

The NJCAA Tournament, which was scheduled to start Monday in Hutchinson, Kansas, will have a tentative start date of Monday, April 20.

"Due to the concerns surrounding the safety and security of our student-athletes and those involved with Division I and Division II NJCAA championships, we are postponing the tournaments and maintaining a fluid mentality to see these tournaments take place with a tentative start date," NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker said. We have two main objectives in this situation - first and foremost is to protect the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, college personnel, and fans. Second is to make sure our student-athletes receive the national championship experience that they have worked so hard for."

According to the NJCAA, start dates for all tournaments and championships will continue to follow state and local mandates, restrictions and regulations.

The news comes three days after Pearl River's men's basketball team was awarded the top seed in the NJCAA Tournament



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