West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men's and women's basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19 cases in the state. ''To say that we are disappointed is quite an understatement, but the decision not to allow spectators in December is the correct one at this time for the safety of our fans, staff and student-athletes,'' athletic director Shane Lyons said. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has postponed its 2021 swimming and diving championships and canceled its 2021 indoor track and field championships.
Time was not on Southern California's side last week as positive tests for COVID-19 and contact tracing led to the cancellation of its game against Colorado. No. 17 USC (3-0) resumed conditioning workouts Tuesday as coach Clay Helton expressed cautious optimism they will be able to play Washington State (1-1) on Sunday. Four players tested positive last week and another seven are in quarantine because of contact tracing.
The end of an abbreviated and tumultuous University of Michigan season is near. Coach Jim Harbaugh revealed on Monday that team activities had been paused due to presumptive COVID-19 positives within the program. The Wolverines are scheduled to complete their home schedule against Maryland on Saturday before facing arch-rival Ohio State on the road Dec. 12.