US sports wrecked by coronavirus: Here’s the timeline

In a wild span of 48 hours of precautions and reactions to the spread of coronavirus, the sports landscape went from conducting business as usual to preparing for fan-less venues to near-total shutdown.

The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy takes a look at everything that happened, including the indefinite suspension or delayed start of three major professional leagues and the abrupt end of the college basketball season, without March Madness:

Tuesday

11:21 a.m. The Ivy League becomes first conference to cancel men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, declaring regular-season champions as NCAA Tournament automatic-berth recipients.

Wednesday

12:42 p.m. College Basketball Invitational canceled.

1:16 p.m. MLB reportedly considering alternate sites for games.

2:10 p.m. Warriors announce Thursday game against the Nets will be played without fans in compliance with San Francisco government orders.

2:44 p.m. Ohio governor announces Tuesday’s NCAA Tournament First Four in Dayton will be closed to fans.

3 p.m. Ivy League cancels all practices and competitions through the remainder of the academic year.

4:15 p.m. NCAA panel advises against allowing fans into sporting events.

4:30 p.m. NCAA announces men’s basketball tournament will be held as scheduled but closed to fans.

5:24 p.m. University of Michigan cancels spring football game. Ohio State follows suit.

6 p.m. Juventus soccer player Daniele Rugani becomes first known professional athlete to test positive for coronavirus.

6:38 p.m. Big Ten closes men’s basketball tournament and all spring sports competition to fans.

7:58 p.m. ACC closes men’s basketball tournament to fans.

8:40 p.m. Jazz-Thunder NBA game in Oklahoma City postponed with players on court for warm-ups.

8:53 p.m. Pac-12 closes men’s basketball tournament to fans.

9:11 p.m. SEC closes men’s basketball tournament to fans.

9:27 p.m. Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert reportedly tests positive for coronavirus.

9:32 p.m. NBA announces season is suspended indefinitely but underway games are played to completion.

10:40 p.m. Nebraska men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg leaves Big Ten Tournament game and is taken to hospital, where he is later diagnosed with influenza.

10:44 p.m. Big East closes men’s basketball tournament to fans.

11:30 p.m. Western Athletic Conference suspends men’s basketball tournament quarterfinal due to “medical situation.”

Thursday

12:34 a.m. NBA G-League suspends season indefinitely.

9:42 a.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame cancels FanFest scheduled for March 21-22.

10:32 a.m. ATP suspends men’s professional tennis tour for six weeks.

10:49 a.m. Donovan Mitchell — Gobert’s Jazz teammate — tests positive for coronavirus. ESPN reports Gobert was “careless in the locker room, touching other players and their belongings.”

11:25 a.m. Redskins suspend travel for all coaches and scouts, and other NFL teams quickly follow suit, including Giants and Jets.

11:33 a.m. NFL informs all staff (with limited exceptions) to work from home until further notice.

11:42 a.m. MLS suspends season for 30 days.

11:49 a.m. Big Ten cancels men’s basketball tournament, with Rutgers and Michigan warming up for their noon game.

11:53 a.m. Formula 1 racing cancels Australian Grand Prix scheduled for Sunday.

11:54 a.m. U.S. Soccer cancels all matches in March and April for men’s and women’s senior teams.

11:59 a.m. NHL suspends season indefinitely.

Noon: Big East Tournament game between St. John’s and Creighton tips off at Madison Square Garden.

12:06 p.m. SEC cancels men’s basketball tournament.

12:15 p.m. ACC cancels men’s basketball tournament and later suspends all recruiting, practices and games for member schools.

12:17 p.m. Pac-12 cancels men’s basketball tournament and all other competitions.

12:25 p.m. NFL reportedly plans to move forward with collective bargaining agreement vote closing Saturday and free agency opening Monday.

12:40 p.m. Big 12 cancels men’s basketball tournament.

12:43 p.m. PGA announces all events across all Tours are closed to fans beginning Friday at The Players Championship through April 5 at the Valero Texas Open.

1:09 p.m. Big East cancels St. John’s-Creighton game at halftime and calls off rest of tournament.

1:33 p.m. NASCAR announces upcoming races in Atlanta and Miami will be held but closed to fans.

1:41 p.m. MLB cancels the rest of spring training, advises (but not requires) players to stay near team spring facilities and medical staff, and delays Opening Day by at least two weeks.

1:45 p.m. Eagles announce team headquarters and stadium will be closed Friday.

1:45 p.m. Duke University suspends all athletics activity indefinitely, the first school to withdraw from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament if held as scheduled.

1:54 p.m. Kansas University, the likely No. 1 overall seed in the men’s basketball tournament, cancels all athletic travel and suspends home and away games.

2:31 p.m. NFL cancels annual meeting for owners, general managers, coaches and media scheduled for March 29-April 1 in Palm Beach, Fla.

3:51 p.m. Minor League Baseball delays the start of its season indefinitely.

4:16 p.m. NCAA cancels all remaining winter and spring championships, including men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.

7:16 p.m. XFL cancels remainder of inaugural relaunch season, but says players will be paid their base pay and benefits.

9:59 p.m. PGA calls off Players Championship after first round and cancels events through April 5.

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