SYRACUSE WBB PAUSES ACTIVITIES DUE TO COVID
Add another ACC WBB program to the list of schools that have postponed or cancelled women's basketball operations because of COVID Yesterday, the Syracuse Orange announced a positive test within their program and paused all activates for women's basketball to begin contract tracing.
Syracuse (5-1, 2-1) was scheduled to play Morgan State tonight and that game has been cancelled. Syracuse did not state whether the person that testted positive was a player, coach or someone else associated with the program. The Orange WBB program will go through the recommended isolation and quarantine protocols recommended by the CDC and ACC guidelines.
Syracuse did a cancellation of a previous game this season, when their contest scheduled against Binghamton back on Dec 13th was cancelled because of confirmation of a positive result in the Binghamton program.
The Orange had their opening home game of 2020-21 season disrupted as well, but not because of COVID. During pregame warmups for the contest against Lincoln (PA) water droplets were found on the floor of the Carrier Dome. Fearing a leaky roof, officials moved game was moved to the Melo Center, where the Orange practice. Further tests showed it was a condensation problem with the roof in the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse is scheduled to bring in North Carolina to the Carrier Dome on Thursday. The way we've seen things go, this one will most likely be postponed because of isolation and tracing demands. Naturally, we hope for the best for the Syracuse WBB organization and hope they can return to hoops soon.
As far as action versus Louisville, the Cuse and Cards are scheduled for two meetings this 2020-21 season. Q is scheduled to bring the Orange to the KFC YUM! Center on Feb. 1st and the Cards will travel to Syracuse for a Feb. 14th game (for now).
|Kylee gets her very own basketball from Jeff Walz at last year's Syracuse game!|
The two schools met three times in the 2019-20 season. Louisville won 62-59 at the KFC YUM! Center on Dec. 29th. The Cards fell to the Orange 59-51 in the Carrier Dome on Feb 9th but took a 71-46 win in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, NC on March 6th.
There were no ACC WBB contests conducted yesterday, which has traditionally been the rule over the past few season during the XMAS break. The Cards are slated to return to action on Jan. 3rd (Sunday) at Virginia. The Cards have been on COVID delay since Dec 11...following their game at Duke. Duke has since ceased all WBB activities for the 2020-21 season due to COVID concerns. .
There are rumors afloat that Walz, who does his own scheduling...is trying to re-schedule a game with UConn and maybe a game vs. UK before the UVA matchup. From what I've been able to determine, these are solely rumors at this point of time. If we can find and confirm any substantially factual information that this is, in fact, true...we'll bring that news to you. (Thanks for the e-mails and texts on this, readers).
Have a meaningful Monday and follow the "W's" . Wear the mask, wash the hands and watch to maintain a six-foot distance from people in public places.