March 24, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The Men's NCAA Championships, hosted by Ohio State, has been postponed 24 hours after members of at least three teams, including Stanford, came down sick prior to the start of the national championships.
The start of the meet will now begin on Friday at noon ET and run through Sunday. Tickets for Thursday's events, will be used for Friday, Friday for Saturday and Saturday for Sunday. Refunds will also be given. The NCAA made the decision after calling a coaches meeting on Wednesday night.
Ohio State issued a statement on Wednesday: "Eighteen student-athletes and one coach have been treated at the Ohio State University Medical Center and the Ohio State Sports Medicine Center for a possible gastrointestinal illness. The NCAA, the OSU Medical Center, Ohio State University officials and the local Ohio health department are working on the issue. One of the priorities is to ensure all teams and competitors are kept informed of developments and preventive measures. "
The status of Stanford's athletes for the NCAA Championships will be determined closer to the start of the meet.