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Winter college sports seniors face strange, uncertain times

BOWLING GREEN — The locations varied, but the news was the same.

The four seniors on Bowling Green men’s basketball team were in Cleveland, awaiting a highly anticipated Mid-American Conference tournament quarterfinal game against Toledo scheduled later that night.

BGSU's hockey team, which had four departing seniors, was on the team bus in Minnesota, planning to begin a three-game series at Bemidji State the next day.

Talisa Lemke, the MAC diver of the year, found out between rounds of the NCAA Diving Zones in Lexington, Ky.

For many winter sports seniors — at Bowling Green and elsewhere — their careers ended with no real ending at all, a sudden stoppage to sports as the United States faces widespread cancellations due to the coronavirus outbreak.