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NKU MBB and WBB will play remainder of the 2020-21 season without fans at games

The decision comes from the Horizon League Board of Directors

January 8, 2021

On Friday, the Horizon League Board of Directors announced that it has made the decision to hold the remaining Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball games without spectators in attendance at the arenas.

In early November, NKU Athletics announced that fans would not be permitted at BB&T Arena through at least the end of December. Whereas that decision came from the school itself, today’s announcement was made by the Horizon League, and will apply to all schools in the conference. 

A statement from NKU Athletics read in part:

NKU Athletics greatly appreciates the support of Norse Nation during this unprecedented time. This support allows our student-athletes to continue to grow and develop in competition, in the classroom, and most importantly as individuals.

The NKU men’s basketball team is in action tonight and tomorrow against the Cleveland State Vikings in Cleveland, Ohio, with both games scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m. The MBB team is currently 3-1 in Horizon League play, and will look to move up in the standings against Cleveland State this weekend, who enters play at 6-0 in the Horizon League.

The NKU women’s basketball team has paused all basketball activities after a positive COVID-19 test was detected within the program’s Tier 1 personnel, consisting of student-athletes, coaches and essential support staff. The WBB team is currently 4-0 in the Horizon League. As of today, their next scheduled game is on Jan. 15 against Robert Morris at BB&T Arena. 


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