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Nebraska Pauses Team Activities, Postpones Game

Big news for the Cornhusker program.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers got some tough news this week as the program announced it had some positive COVID-19 tests and would be pausing team activities. Nebraska put out the following release:

Lincoln – The University of Nebraska men’s basketball program has paused full team activities due to positive COVID-19 results among its Tier 1 personnel. Tier 1 personnel include student athletes, coaches and any staff member whose job requires close regular contact.

Due to the pause, the Huskers’ home game against Illinois (Wed., Jan. 13) has been postponed. The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options. At this time, no determination has been made on how the pause may impact scheduled games beyond Jan. 13.

Individuals who have tested positive are in isolation and following all local and Lancaster County health guidelines. We will also conduct all the necessary procedures included in the Big Ten Conference protocols. Consistent with all of our athletic programs, we report any positive test result to the University, and it is included in its daily reports to the Lancaster County Health Department.

The postponement for the Illinois game is really disappointing as the it figured to be an interesting game with Illinois losing last weekend. However, we’ll have to wait at least a bit to see that matchup. BTPowerhouse will continue to post updates on this issue as more information is released.