Nebraska’s head coach, Fred Hoiberg, was reportedly taken to the hospital Wednesday night after feeling sick. Nebraska was playing Indiana when he left the game early due to the illness. He was advised to have the illness checked out immediately in response to the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, or Coronavirus.
Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg been taken to the hospital, source told @Stadium. Was sick, left the game early and was told to go to be checked out immediately. https://t.co/OPs1nmNTZg— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 12, 2020
The Big Ten announced earlier Wednesday night that the remainder of the conference tournament will be played without fans. This has become the new norm as the country tries to figure out exactly how to handle the pandemic. At this point, nearly all conferences have barred fans from attending conference tournaments.
Meanwhile, the NBA has suspended all games indefinitely starting Thursday after Utah Jazz All-Star was diagnosed with Coronavirus on Wednesday.
Update (12:45 AM ET)
According to Jack Hoiberg’s snapchat, his father, coach Fred Hoiberg, has been released from the hospital and is not being quarantined, suggesting that he is not carrying the Coronavirus. It has also been confirmed by the Nebraska Basketball official Twitter account. This is certainly some good news in a night that needs it.
Update from Jack Hoiberg's Snapchat account. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/UOP0OfGX4u— Chris Basnett (@HuskerExtraCB) March 12, 2020
Update on Head Coach Fred Hoiberg pic.twitter.com/sbe2pACeJE— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) March 12, 2020