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NKU MBB pauses basketball activities due to positive COVID-19 test

Team’s upcoming weekend series against Oakland cancelled

December 22, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team is pausing team activities after a positive COVID-19 test was detected within the program’s Tier 1 personnel. A statement put out by NKU Athletics on Tuesday night read in part:

“Per Horizon League protocol, the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball program has paused team activities and it’s two-game series at Oakland this weekend is canceled due to COVID-related matters within NKU’s Tier 1 personnel, which includes student-athletes, coaches and essential support staff.”

This is the second time this season that the men’s basketball team has been forced to pause basketball activities due to a positive COVID-19 test. The Norse paused for the first time on Nov. 27, but were able to resume activities several days later when the test came back as a false positive.

It is unclear at the moment when the team will be able to resume basketball activities, as other programs across the country have had similar pauses of varying length.

Following a weekend series against Youngstown State, in which the Norse split the two games with the Penguins, NKU is currently 3-4 overall, with a 1-1 record in Horizon League play. 


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