Big East changes COVID policy for canceled games

Published on Sunday, 26 December 2021 19:54

Journal Inquirer

The Big East has reversed course with its COVID cancellation policy for basketball games this season.

The league announced Thursday that the “sudden and significant increases” in COVID-19 cases was the reason for the switch.

Per the modified policy, a conference game will be canceled in the event a team has fewer than seven scholarship players and one member of the coaching staff available for a game. The league will then attempt to reschedule any such games. If it can’t be rescheduled, it will then be designated a no-contest.

Under the old policy, four men’s basketball games this season had already been designated forfeits. Those games will now lose that designation and the league is attempting to rescheduled them now. No women’s basketball games were impacted yet this season by the old policy.

The DePaul men's basketball team had already been hit twice by cancellations that became forfeits. Now, the Blue Demons' record in league play is back to 0-0.

Posted in New Britain Herald, UConn on Sunday, 26 December 2021 19:54. Updated: Sunday, 26 December 2021 19:57.