Women’s basketball against Colorado State canceled

Tuesday’s home game against the Colorado State University Rams was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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

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

The announcement comes amid a spike in COVID-19 cases among college and professional sports. Several leagues have been forced to postpone or cancel games in light of several players and employees testing positive for the virus.

The United States 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 an NIU team this season. Tuesday’s game will not be rescheduled.

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