Stemming from concerns about the coronavirus

pandemic, the NJCAA has made the

decision to postpone national championship

events for the upcoming DI and DII men’s and

women’s basketball tournaments. The Coffeyville

Community College Red Ravens Men’s

Basketball team recently won the KJCCC/Region

VI Conference Tournament to secure an

impressive fourth straight trip to “The Tournament”

in Hutchinson.

Originally scheduled to begin the week of

March 16, the four upcoming national championship

events – DI men, DI women, DII men

and DII women — will aim for a tentative start

date of Monday, April 20.

Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President &

CEO, expressed his sentiments regarding the

situation. “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 fl uid mentality

to see these tournaments take place with

a tentative start date.

“We have two main objectives in this situation

— fi rst 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.”

IDR will continue to follow this story closely

and provide updates when available.