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Indiana Pauses Workouts for Men's Basketball

The men's basketball team is one of four IU teams pausing voluntary workouts due to Covid-19.

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Indiana announced yesterday that they will be pausing workouts for four different sports, including men's basketball.

Men's basketball, men's soccer, wrestling and field hockey will pause voluntary workouts after 14 participants tested positive for coronavirus across the four teams. The university did not disclose how many players of the 14 were from the men's basketball team.

“Testing will continue and all workout decisions will be re-evaluated by the Indiana medical staff to protect the health and safety of all student athletes," the university said in a release.

So far there have been 63 positive tests for athletes, coaches and staff at Indiana since returning to campus. The positive test rate is currently at about 4.4%.

With Big Ten football currently up in the air for either a late fall, winter or spring start (or possibly no season whatsoever) it'll be curious to see how the upcoming basketball season plays out. Indiana is most definitely a basketball school and any potential delays, cancellations or a limited season would definitely have further adverse implications on the athletic department.