College basketball games affected by COVID-19: Oregon State goes on pause, postpones games vs. Utah, Colorado

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Oregon State became the latest major conference college basketball program to go on pause Tuesday, when the program announced a temporary halt to team activities “due to COVID-19 testing results and contact tracing protocols.” The pause will result in the Beavers’ games at Utah and Colorado this week being postponed. The Pac-12 is expected to work with the programs on a rescheduling date.

The news from Oregon State followed a similar announcement from Villanova on Monday. The No. 3 Wildcats are having three Big East games postponed as a result of their own pause. The issues at Oregon State and Villanova are just the latest in a college basketball season that has been filled with stops, starts and hasty scheduling rearrangements due to issues with COVID-19 that are expected to continue over the coming months. 

In one prominent example of a scheduling change, No. 1 Gonzaga will now host BYU on Thursday night, a source confirmed to CBS Sports. The news was first reported by Vanquish the Foe. The reason is due to Gonzaga’s next opponent, Santa Clara, needing more time to come off COVID pause, while BYU’s next scheduled opponent — Pacific — is currently on COVID pause. The game is a bump up in the timeline, as BYU-GU was initially scheduled to be played on Feb. 6. The return game, at BYU, is still scheduled to be each team’s final game in league play on Feb. 27.

Upcoming notable postponements or cancellations

Jan. 6: Georgia Tech at Notre DameJan. 6: UMass at George Washington
Jan. 6: Penn State at Ohio StateJan. 6: Oregon State at UtahJan. 6: Temple at TulaneJan. 7: Gonzaga vs. Santa ClaraJan. 8: Villanova vs. MarquetteJan. 9: Oregon State at ColoradoJan. 9: Virginia Tech at LouisvilleJan. 9: Michigan at Penn State
Jan. 13: Villanova at Xavier

TEAMS NOT COMPETING IN 2020-21

Bethune-CookmanMaryland-Eastern ShoreChicago State (suspended season after 0-9 start, citing decision to “focus on the health, safety, and academic pursuits of the Men’s Basketball student-athletes.”)
Ivy League — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale

Previous notable postponements or cancellations

Nov. 25: UTSA at Oklahoma Nov. 25: Virginia vs. Maine (Uncasville, Connecticut)Nov. 25: Central Arkansas at Ole MIssNov. 25: Gardner-Webb at Duke — rescheduled for Dec. 19, then canceledNov. 25: Northern Arizona at ArizonaNov. 25-27: Creighton at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)Nov. 25-27: Texas A&M at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls)Nov. 25: Western Illinois at DePaul
Nov. 25: UMass Lowell vs. FloridaNov. 25: Stanford vs. Utah Valley
Nov. 25: Drexel at Penn StateNov. 26: Baylor vs. Arizona State at Empire Classic (Uncasville)Nov. 26: Jackson State vs. Ole MissNov. 27: Arkansas State at Ole Miss
Nov. 27; Baylor at Empire Classic (Uncasville)Nov. 27: Virginia vs. Florida (Uncasville)Nov. 27: Florida State vs. Gardner-Webb — rescheduled for Dec. 21Nov. 28 Oklahoma at UCF
Nov. 28: Chicago State at DePaul
Nov. 29: Baylor at Seton HallNov. 29: Gardner-Webb at GeorgiaNov. 30: Long Beach State at UCLANov. 30: Belmont Abbey at CharlotteDec. 1: Towson at Maryland 
Dec. 1: Alcorn State at DePaulDec. 1: Vanderbilt vs. UConn (Uncasville)Dec. 2: Colorado at Arizona — rescheduled for Dec. 28Dec. 3: Vanderbilt at Legends Classic (Uncasville)Dec. 4: UNC Greensboro at LouisvilleDec. 4: Florida A&M at South FloridaDec. 5: Gonzaga vs. Baylor (Indianapolis)Dec. 5: NC State vs. UConn: (Uncasville)Dec. 5: Alabama A&M at Ohio StateDec. 5: James Madison at MarylandDec. 5: UT-Martin at IllinoisDec. 5: Purdue-Fort Wayne at Notre DameDec. 5: Ole Miss at Memphis       Dec. 6: Florida A&M at NebraskaDec. 6: DePaul at Iowa StateDec. 8: Fordham at Saint John’s
Dec. 8: Tarleton State at GonzagaDec. 9: Louisville at Wisconsin
Dec. 9: Michigan State at VirginiaDec. 9: NC State at MichiganDec. 9: Robert Morris at West VirginiaDec. 10: Southern at Gonzaga
Dec. 11: Saint John’s at UConnDec. 12: Xavier at Providence   
Dec. 12: Northern Arizona at GonzagaDec. 12: Charleston Southern at DukeDec. 12: Saint John’s at Texas Tech
Dec. 13: Stanford at USC 
Dec. 13: SIU-Edwardsville at NorthwesternDec. 13: Texas at BaylorDec. 13: William & Mary at Virginia Dec. 13: UConn at GeorgetownDec. 15: Tarleton State at Baylor
Dec. 15: Detroit at KentuckyDec. 15: Seton Hall at XavierDec. 16: NC State at LouisvilleDec. 16: Northern Iowa at WisconsinDec. 18: Xavier at DePaul Dec. 17: DePaul at Providence Dec. 19: Virginia vs. Villanova (at Madison Square Garden)Dec. 19: Gardner-Webb at DukeDec. 19: Houston at AlabamaDec. 19: South Carolina at ClemsonDec. 21: San Diego at ArizonaDec. 22: Notre Dame at Syracuse
Dec. 22: VCU at LSUDec. 22: UNLV at WyomingDec. 23: UCLA at Oregon
Dec. 23: South Carolina State at South CarolinaDec. 23: UConn at DePaulDec. 29: South Carolina at Kentucky
Dec. 30: Syracuse at Wake ForestDec. 31: San Diego State at UNLVJan. 2: North Carolina at SyracuseJan. 2: DePaul at St. John’s
Jan. 2: Arizona State at WashingtonJan. 2: Memphis at Temple
Jan. 2: Virginia Tech at Virginia
Jan. 2: San Diego State at UNLV
Jan. 3: Wisconsin at Penn StateJan. 4: San Diego State at UNLVJan. 5: Villanova at DePaulJan. 5: Memphis at UCFJan. 5: Nebraska at Purdue

Published: 2021-01-07 00:46:00

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