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WSU Begins to Cancel Basketball Games Due to COVID

Wright State basketball | Photograph by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Wright State basketball | Photograph by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

The Wright State University (WSU) men’s and women’s basketball teams are undergoing revisions to their schedules already, when the season was set to tip off Nov. 25. 

Due to a lack of available student-athletes from both basketball teams resulting from players quarantining with positive coronavirus tests, those designated as close contacts and injuries, both basketball teams have had to cancel games. 

“As we have seen this summer and fall with professional sports and college football, disruption is likely while competing in a pandemic,” said WSU Director of Athletics Bob Grant. “We must continue to hold the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches and staff as our top priority as we navigate through the current athletic landscape.” 

Women’s basketball 

The WSU women’s basketball team was set to tip off their regular season with a game against Toledo on Nov. 25, followed by a showdown against Butler on Nov. 29. Both of those games have been canceled. 

The WSU women’s basketball team has not announced if they will play any non-conference games before they take on Detroit Mercy on Dec. 12 to begin their conference schedule. 

Men’s basketball 

The WSU men’s basketball team was scheduled to compete in a multi-team event to begin their regular season, hosted by Illinois over Thanksgiving. They withdrew from the event and did not travel to Illinois. 

WSU announced in a press release on Nov. 24 that their season will begin at home against Marshall on Dec. 3. Next, they will take on Miami (OH) at home on Dec. 5, followed by a road matchup against Bowling Green on Dec. 13. 

This will conclude their non-conference play, and they will open their conference schedule with a matchup against Detroit Mercy on Dec. 19. 

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