By Neil Doyle
NORMAL – The first three games of the regular season for the Illinois State women’s basketball team have been canceled due to limited roster numbers in conjunction with COVID-19 testing protocols, according to a release Friday.
It’s unclear how many people tested positive, but games affected include road games at Northern Illinois (11/25) and Tulsa (11/28) and a home game versus Dayton (12/2).
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“As disappointing as this news is, our first priority is always the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff, and the individuals who work with our program,” head coach Kristen Gillespie said. “We will continue to follow the guidelines and protocols in place and look forward to returning to play when it is safe to do so.”
A decision on safely resuming team activities will be made in the days to come following additional discussions and medical testing.
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