Illinois game against Florida A&M canceled


WCIA — Illinois basketball’s game Wednesday against Florida A&M has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Illini program, per a team release.

The Illini have been off since last Wednesday when they beat Missouri to take Braggin’ Rights. The team had been off for Christmas break, with players able to go home for the holiday. The Big Ten Conference is one of the big seven who have not amended their COVID cancelation policy, which counts games as forfeits.

“I’m really concerned about games being forfeited if we do have time to make some of those games up when we do come across it,” says Brad Underwood. “What’s going to be the difference, what’s going to the standard? I don’t know. That’s a little bit indecisive. I do know this, we’ve got a University and an Athletic Department who we know is at the forefront of being on it. We’re taking the precautions we need with masks and vaccinations and doing all that. We’re going to do our part on that end.”

Illinois is not the only one dealing with COVID issues. Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin announced today he also had tested positive for COVID.

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