Leave my member out of it!
- Nov 12, 2008
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"The University of Minnesota men's basketball team recently paused its workouts and practices due to COVID-19," a team spokesman said in a statement. "The team will resume activities once it is cleared to do so."
Details about how many players or staff tested positive were not available. The Gophers haven't practiced since last week, according to sources. The season opener is expected to be Nov. 25 against Wisconsin-Green Bay at Williams Arena.
The NCAA encourages college hoops programs to quarantine for two weeks if a Tier 1 person is infected by the coronavirus. Tier 1 individuals have the highest risk of exposure when social distancing and mask wearing is not possible during activities. They include athletes, coaches, trainers, officials, and medical and equipment staff.
The NCAA's Division I Council states that college basketball teams at all levels should conduct COVID-19 tests three times a week on nonconsecutive days to participate in competition during the season. Before the season, teams have tested weekly during the pandemic.