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‘Penn State Basketball Is Cursed’: Fans Mourn Loss Of March Madness

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the NCAA has canceled all of its winter and spring championships — including the 2020 men’s basketball tournament — to preventatively combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The news was understandably devastating for Penn State wrestling and hockey fans, but the decision certainly hit Penn State men’s basketball fans the hardest. After all, the Nittany Lions produced their most successful season since the 1990s only to see it cut short by unforeseen circumstances.

Naturally, fans took to Twitter to mourn the loss of this year’s March Madness tournament and collectively pour one out for the Penn State hoops fan in all of us.

https://twitter.com/simmons_szn/status/1238199027474317315

https://twitter.com/mitchystew/status/1238201283271700482
https://twitter.com/Flops165B/status/1238200349976117249
https://twitter.com/FredMansfield/status/1238200214416211987
https://twitter.com/Justinslovin/status/1238200157675667470

A couple of fans were even bold enough to proclaim the Nittany Lions’ as this year’s de facto champions following their most successful season in decades.

https://twitter.com/CWeigs/status/1238199627884740609

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Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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