Vivek Murthy was a central figure in the decision to cancel the March Madness basketball tournaments. He’s poised to have a major role in the Biden administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Programs like the Oregon women’s team didn’t win or lose on the court in the N.C.A.A. tournaments, so they are left to speculate what might have happened.
There will be 100-plus games happening on Wednesday, as health officials urge the rest of us not to travel while the coronavirus surges.