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