Ultimate schedule changes – NCAA matches in the face of Covid-19

The last week has been tough in terms of college basketball breaks, cancellations and postponements for men’s basketball teams, states in
Unfortunately, many athletes, coaches and administrators were forced to spend the Christmas holidays in isolation because of the positive test of Covid-19.
The risk of the premature ending of NCAA competition was extremely high, in addition, too many changes were meant the last few days. The Diamond Head Classic lost several matches on its last day while Vanderbilt was declared the winner when Stanford performed successfully.
Because of pandemic issues, such teams as Hawaii could not play their last game, in the Hawai case – against Northern Iowa. Also Stanford’s positive players had to return to Honolulu, and head coach Jarod Haas helped distribute food and clothing.
Even already there are a number of cancellations and postponements from early to mid-January, games will continue for most.
The thing is that the NCAA does not control the regular season, thus it can’t influence the postponing or delaying. Individual conferences and schools determine if to set events or not. So that now fans continue to be welcomed in almost all stadiums without capacity restrictions (although the mask, mandatory vaccination and the end of concessions take place in several places).


Source: NCAA


How Covid-19 ruined college basketball – what to pay attention to throughout the 2021 season

Actually, college basketball has always been at its best in the US. There is no wonder why – except for American adherence to the discipline, the special attitude was always provided to the new freshers, the young future stars, thus – the students,
That’s why lots of college basketball competitions are held during the year in every part of the country (in each state).
However, this basketball season looked like the previous one – dull and full of restrictions.
Many matches were strongly delayed or canceled minute by minute, so organizators were constantly forced to schedule replacements.
The most awful thing is that a lot of teams took a break because of to Covid-19. For instance, after the Atlantic Coast Conference canceled three games, including two against the Duke crew, the Big East has lost four games, including the Xavier and UConn rivalry and the
Stanford and Arizona crews match were also postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. Many events of the women’s league were affected too.
Under such conditions clubs were forced to search for
quick replacements constantly, such as the one in Kansas, which was traded to Nevada on Wednesday night after Harvard was hit by Covid-19 protocols.
For now the situation has not changed significantly – most teams extended their Christmas Vacation.
What will be later? Who knows, let’s be hands-on.

Source: Fox news