3/11/20 Coronavirus, Mackey Arena

Mackey Arena sits empty on March 11, the day after the University announced it would be moving classes online.

In an email to men’s and women’s season basketball ticket holders, Purdue athletics indicated by mid-September fans should know more about the status of the upcoming seasons.

“In its recent statement regarding the 2020-21 basketball season, the NCAA affirmed its commitment to the goal of safely providing student-athletes and teams with a great basketball experience – a goal shared by the leadership and coaches in the Big Ten and most certainly here at Purdue,” the email penned by Mike Bobinski, vice president-director of athletics, said. “By mid-September, the NCAA will provide direction about whether the season and practice can start on time or if a short-term delay is necessitated by the ongoing pandemic.”

The email also indicated that players have been preparing for the upcoming season by “conditioning and doing skill development within pre-season parameters.”

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