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Kohl Center in Madison will not host WIAA boys tournament

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MADISON (WKOW) -- In conjunction with the WIAA, UW-Madison has announced that they will not host the upcoming WIAA Boys State Basketball Tournament.

Members of the WIAA Board of Control and Executive Staff will convene for a special meeting to discuss options for the remainder of the boys basketball Tournament Series and the continuation of the State Girls Basketball Tournament in Green Bay.

According to a UW news release, the decision was made in consultation with local and state public health officials to discourage and limit large gatherings in light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

Many other sporting events and tournaments across the country have also canceled their events, including the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments.

"We understand the importance of this tournament - not only for players, but also for coaches, parents, and fans in general. This decision was not taken lightly. However, the health and safety of players, participants, and community is our top priority," the news release read.

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