UConn women postpone first 4 games because of COVID-19

FILE - This March 7, 2020, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn has not had seven first-year players on its roster since back in 1988, the year the Huskies won the first of their 18 Big East titles. No. 3 Connecticut returns this season to the league it helped build with a young, but talented team after playing seven years in the American Athletic Conference without a conference loss.

FILE – This March 7, 2020, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn has not had seven first-year players on its roster since back in 1988, the year the Huskies won the first of their 18 Big East titles. No. 3 Connecticut returns this season to the league it helped build with a young, but talented team after playing seven years in the American Athletic Conference without a conference loss.

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The third-ranked UConn Huskies women’s basketball team has postponed its first four games after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19, the school said Monday night.

The Huskies were going to play Quinnipiac and either No. 6 Mississippi State or Maine this weekend at Mohegan Sun. They were also scheduled to face No. 5 Louisville on Dec. 4 in the Jimmy V Classic women’s game. UConn also had its first Big East game scheduled for Dec. 6 at Seton Hall.

UConn’s next scheduled game is on Dec. 15 against Butler at home.

Team activities will remain on hold for at least 14 days and will resume when it is deemed safe by medical professionals.

Earlier this month, the men’s basketball team was put on pause because a player tested positive for the coronavirus. They just started practicing again last week.

UConn announced earlier in November that due to concerns stemming from the pandemic, public health officials have ruled that attendance for games at Gampel Pavilion will initially be limited to the families of players and coaches from both teams, with each player or coach receiving a maximum of four tickets.

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