Women’s basketball vs. Colorado State canceled

Tuesday’s home game against the Colorado State University Rams has been called off due to COVID-19 concerns.


Patrick Murphy | Northern Star

Entrance 2 of the NIU Convocation Center Sep. 2, 2020, in DeKalb, Illinois.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB —Tuesday’s women’s basketball game against Colorado State University has been canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19 on Colorado State’s roster.

The cancellation of Sunday’s game, originally scheduled to be played in DeKalb, was first announced by Colorado State due to “public health recommendations and COVID-related concerns on the team,” according to an NIU athletics news release.

The announcement comes in the midst of a spike in COVID-19 cases amongst collegiate and professional sports. Multiple leagues have been forced to postpone or cancel games in light of multiple players and employees testing positive for the virus.

The U.S. is currently experiencing a weekly average of 125,000 positive cases, according to CDC data.

Sunday’s announcement also marks the first time a game has been canceled for any NIU team this season. Tuesday’s game will not be rescheduled.

The Huskies will see their next in-game action on Dec. 29 when they will host the Akron Zips to open Mid-American Conference play. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at the Convocation Center.