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Penn State Basketball Pauses Team Activities due to COVID-19

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Upcoming games against Michigan and Rutgers have been postponed.

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After having to cancel their game against Wisconsin last weekend and their road contest at Ohio State which would have been played tonight, Penn State’s basketball team announced that they will pause all team activities due to positive COVID-19 results amongst Tier 1 personnel. As a result, upcoming home games against Michigan (January 9th) and Rutgers (January 12th) have been postponed.

The NCAA defines Tier 1 personnel as “the highest exposure tier and consists of student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials.”

Penn State will work with the Big Ten conference to figure out rescheduling options for the now four games in a row they will postpone. As of right now, the earliest you may possibly see Penn State hoops in action for the first time in 2021 will be at Purdue on Sunday, January 17th.