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Duquesne vs. Davidson Game Postponed, A-10 Updates Forfeit Policy

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On Tuesday, the Atlantic 10 conference announced that Thursday’s Duquesne basketball game against Davidson has been postponed due to COVID-19.

The game has not been rescheduled yet.

That is now two straight games for the Dukes that have been postponed, after the Dec. 22 matchup against Wofford was scratched due to COVID issues as well.

Duquesne’s next game comes against George Mason on Sunday, Jan. 2. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.

Along with the announcement of the game’s postponement, the conference also stated that it had revised its COVID-19 protocols. The updated protocols are as follows:

“Under the revised A-10 COVID policy, games that cannot be played due to positive COVID-19 tests will be postponed and attempted to be rescheduled by the Atlantic 10 Conference office. If a suitable reschedule date cannot be found, the game will be declared a no contest. Conference standings and championship seeding will be based on an approved formula balancing team win-loss records with total number of contests completed. If a team opts to not play the rescheduled contest, the game can be declared a forfeit by the league office.  In addition, the conference also revised an earlier policy for requiring teams to complete conference games. The revision requires teams that have seven available scholarship student-athletes and one countable coach to compete in all conference contests.  Teams may also participate with less than seven available student-athletes.  If a team elects not to play, despite having seven scholarship student-athletes and one coach available, that team will incur a forfeit and be given a loss in the league standings, and the opposing team will be granted a forfeit win.”

The release continued to address different scenarios in which forfeits may occur.

“The athletic directors also reaffirmed that the Commissioner may choose to enact penalties, including a forfeit or a fine, on a program that does not meet the league code of conduct policies when games are being rescheduled.”

The conference finished by saying that spring sport policies will be announced at a later date.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Jessie Puggle
Jessie Puggle
8 months ago

The covid craziness never ends. Two years later the sky is still falling. Our lives are being destroyed and disrupted over something weaker then the seasonal flu. We have reached a point now where healthy 18-22 year old kids are being daily tested for something they have been double vaxed for and have no symptoms. Games are being cancelled left and right and the players and coaches continue to be trampled on by our government. No one has any backbone left to just say “no more”.

Last edited 8 months ago by Jessie Puggle
The Truth
The Truth
8 months ago
Reply to  Jessie Puggle

Pal,,people are dying thanks to republican morons like you. . . wise up, wear a mask, stay away from people with a brain, and get jabbed.

Jessie Puggle
Jessie Puggle
8 months ago
Reply to  The Truth

I am sorry you are so deceived. There have been endless studies that masks don’t work, the pcr tests are flawed and the vaccines are poison. Political party means nothing. Based upon your response you are already too far gone. Do you want your mark on your forehead or right hand?

Last edited 8 months ago by Jessie Puggle
Richard Jasko
Richard Jasko
8 months ago
Reply to  Jessie Puggle

You are spot on. This is getting old fast. Two years later the NWO marches forward.
WEF leader Klaus Schwab must be happy how far his masters agenda has advanced.

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