The Nebraska Boys State Basketball Tournament will have a Limited Audience

Due to the rise of the COVID-19 Virus the Nebraska boys state basketball tournament in Lincoln will be limited to immediate family members of players.  That decision announced today (March 11, 2020) by city and health officials. The decision comes in light of a Crofton student testing positive for the coronavirus disease after attending the girls state basketball tournament in Lincoln on March 5th.  The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) will reconvene its board meeting this afternoon to discuss logistics. “We’re talking about households,” said NSAA Executive Director Jay Bellar.

“If they are in that household they are welcome to come and if not, we would ask them to stay away” Bellar said the NSAA halted their board meeting for the announcement. The board will determine logistics soon and make an announcement later today with more details. “We’ll try to figure out to the best of our ability what the logistics (are) of what this tournament is going to look like,” he said.