Groups will forfeit video games if brief gamers due to virus

Final season, the UConn males’s and ladies’s basketball groups had video games both canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A few of the postponed video games had been made up, however not one of the video games that weren’t performed had any impact on both workforce’s win/loss report.

That wouldn’t be the case this season.

If UConn or any Huge East workforce can’t subject sufficient gamers to play in a recreation on its initially meant date through the league season, the sport will go down as a forfeit and a loss on that workforce’s convention report. A win will likely be assigned to the opponent.

Such is the Huge East’s recreation cancellation coverage for males’s and ladies’s basketball for the 2021-22 season, just lately authorized by the league’s board of administrators. The coverage addresses COVID-19 points and was developed in live performance with the convention’s Well being and Security Working Group, head workforce physicians and athletic administrators.

The coverage is much like that of different main convention, based on a league spokesman.

Moreover, if a convention recreation can’t be performed on its authentic date as a result of each groups are unable to start or full a recreation as a result of an inadequate variety of gamers, together with because of COVID-19, each groups shall be assigned forfeits, which will likely be utilized to the convention standings.

With COVID-19 numbers down from final winter, a vaccine is in place and UConn’s positivity fee on campus is round 1%, so it could appear uncertain there will likely be a rash of cancellations this season. The UConn males’s and ladies’s basketball groups are each absolutely vaccinated, so it could appear unlikely gamers must sit out a respective recreation as a result of contact tracing if a teammate examined optimistic, although in the end that will be primarily based on the COVID-19 pointers of that particular jurisdiction.

The Huge East has 11 groups in 11 completely different states or districts.

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