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West Virginia women’s hoops game against Maryland Eastern Shore canceled due to COVID-19 issues with Hawks

MORGANTOWN — COVID cancellations have finally hit WVU.

The school announced Tuesday that the WVU women’s basketball game against Maryland Eastern Shore scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Hawks’ program.

The game will not be rescheduled.

Fans who have purchased tickets to the game are asked to contact the Mountaineer Ticket Office to exchange those tickets to any remaining home game this season. The ticket office can be reached by phone at 1-800-988-4263.

On Tuesday, 14 Division I men’s basketball games and eight women’s games were either canceled or postponed due to the pandemic, a continuing trend from recent days.

West Virginia’s cancelation for Wednesday is one of 10 women’s games that will not be played that day.

In college football, five bowl games have been canceled so far due to COVID-19.

The Big 12 also announced Tuesday that Saturday’s men’s conference game between TCU and Kansas has been postponed.

The Mountaineers (7-3) last played on Dec. 21, a 74-54 victory against Michigan State in West Palm Beach, Fla. WVU will have 11 days in between games. The Mountaineers will travel to No. 14 Iowa State (11-1) on Sunday and will remain on the road and play at Kansas on Jan. 5, before returning to Morgantown.

According to the Big 12’s COVID-19 policy, a school must have at least six players and one coach available in order to compete in a conference game.

The WVU Athletics Communications office recently told The Dominion Post that only unvaccinated athletes at WVU are still tested regularly for the virus, as well as athletes who are showing symptoms.

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