Wiedmer: What if they play the Final Four or the Masters and nobody can come?

In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April, 2020. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men's and women's basketball. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

What if they played the Final Four and no fan could attend?

What if the same thing happened at the Masters?

Or this week's SEC men's basketball tournament in Nashville?

Or a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic event?

What if the coronavirus shuts down almost every sporting event in this country to the ticket-buying public for the foreseeable future?

You say it can't happen? It's already happening. All over the world.

A Series A soccer match between visiting Juventus and Inter Milan was played in an empty stadium Sunday. The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California - a tennis tourney many refer to as the fifth major - was canceled Sunday before play was scheduled to begin later this week. A few NCAA lower-division basketball games were staged in empty gyms this past weekend.