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Breaking: Basketball Schedules Announced; No Fans In December

Raiders vs. NKU Men's Basketball Jan. 24 | Photo by Soham Parrikh | The Wright State Guardian

Raiders vs. NKU Men’s Basketball Jan. 24 | Photo by Soham Parrikh | The Wright State Guardian

The Horizon League released the 2020-2021 conference schedule for men’s and women’s basketball.

This basketball season will be unlike any other due to the concerns over the health and safety of everyone involved. The Horizon League Board of Directors is overseeing league-wide safety protocols to ensure each university has an understanding of what is expected.

“It has been a work in progress with input from a variety of stakeholders including our student-athletes, coaches, medical staffs and sport administrators. This collaboration was guided by our fundamental commitment to protect the safety of our student-athletes, coaches and other team personnel as we navigate competition in an unpredictable environment,” said Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone.

The conference schedule will be comprised of 20 games within the Horizon League, and teams will play one opponent twice each week with games on consecutive days. Each school will have five home weekends and five road weekends, and will play 10 of 11 League teams. The men’s schedule will start on Dec. 19, while the women’s will start on Dec. 12.

The Horizon League Board of Directors announced that all games in the month of December will not allow fans. They will reevaluate these changes at a later date.

“We appreciate all the work and time that the Horizon League has put in to piece together our conference schedule. We look forward to the opportunity to compete this upcoming season,” said WSU Head Coach Scott Nagy.

Men’s Schedule

WSU at Detroit Mercy (Dec. 19-20)

Green Bay at WSU (Dec. 27-28)

WSU at Oakland (Jan. 1-2)

Youngstown State at WSU (Jan. 8-9)

Cleveland State at WSU (Jan. 15-16)

WSU at IUPUI (Jan. 22-23)

RMU at WSU (Jan. 29-30)

WSU at UIC (Feb. 5-6)

Milwaukee at WSU (Feb. 12-13)

WSU at Northern Kentucky (Feb. 19-20)

Women’s Schedule

WSU at Detroit Mercy (Dec. 12-13)

Oakland at WSU (Dec. 19-20)

WSU at Youngstown State (Jan. 1-2)

WSU at Cleveland State (Jan. 8-9)

IUPUI at WSU (Jan. 15-16)

WSU at RMU (Jan. 22-23)

UIC at WSU (Jan. 29-30)

Milwaukee at WSU (Feb. 5-6)

WSU at Northern Kentucky (Feb. 12-13)

Green Bay at WSU (Feb. 19-20)

While these schedules are unique, they were developed to reduce the amount of travel and risk and to protect the student-athletes, coaches and other team personnel.

The Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship is scheduled to take place at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum with more information to come at a later date.

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