West Virginia’s Basketball Game At Baylor Postponed

West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews dunks over Baylor's Flo Thamba (0)
West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews dunks over Baylor's Flo Thamba (0)

The Big 12 Conference announced Monday at noon that the West Virginia University men’s basketball game at Baylor scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12 has been postponed in accordance with the Conference’s game interruption guidelines.

The postponement is in response to West Virginia being unable to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds on Monday, as established by the Big 12 Conference. WVU will work with the Big 12 Conference and Baylor to reschedule the game.

“Our intent is to get the spread under control as soon as possible for the health and safety of all involved,” WVU director of athletics Shane Lyons said. “While this issue has hit many college basketball programs, we have been fortunate to have played 13 games so far this season.”

No determination has been made for any future WVU games at this time.

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    The Big 12 Conference announced Monday at noon that the West Virginia University men’s basketball game at Baylor scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12 has be
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    #134708

    Thought Huggs had these guys under control.  Wonder how, where or who the contact came from.  Players or staff?

    #134709

    Avoids a 2nd L this week.

    #134721

    The “under control” comment seems to imply that postponement under B12 protocols could only be attributed to irresponsible behavior.  One can live prudently without living in a cave.  But prudent living does not guarantee non exposure.  And exposure does not automatically mean infection.  And infection does not automatically mean symptoms.

    I personally have been in close contact twice, for a prolonged periods of time, with someone who then immediately tested positive because they had been in contact with someone who had then tested positive.  The positive people I was in close contact with did not exhibit symptoms and had no reason to suspect, at the time, they were potentially infected.  But I subsequently limited my contact with other people for 10 days after my known exposure, per protocols.  If I had happened to be a basketball player, or even involved in a different sport, I would not have been able to participate.  But I never tested positive.

     

    #134722

    As we all know, this is a highly infectious virus that is ravaging the world right now.  I guess I am grateful that teams have gotten to play as many games as they have so far.  It’s hard to tell how many more games will be played.  This is a difficult and unpredictable time.  Let’s hope that everything works out well for the players and/or coaches who are affected by this.

    #134747

    Also, Huggins, nor any coach, has total control over players. And even with contact tracing, there is no way to 100% prove where someone was infected. Could have been on a flight, walking through a lobby at their apartment, anything.

    #134751

    Even in a bubble, you aren’t totally in a bubble.  Something is going to get thru somehow.  And you can’t isolate yourself completely unless you live alone on an island off of Norway.

    #134756

    protocols or not virus or not WVU teams having to travel the way that they do is not healthy. proper diet and REST is so very important for a human body. throw in the fact that these folks are pushing their body’s harder than, say what is normal. but hey this is not about student athletes, this about MONEY. shame on gee…luck…dana h….yes thats right, hate the move to the little 12.

    #134775

    dawg,

    While WVU’s move to the Big 12 was not optimal, it was the only one available. WVU had NO other options or formal offers to join any other league.

    The only other way this would have played out would have been WVU in the American, and that would have put it out of the P5 and with about 1/7 of the league payout it current gets from the Big 12.

    If that’s ok with you or anyone, that’s certainly fine. But blaming President Gee, Oliver Luck or Dana (who had ZERO to do with it in any event) for making a huge effort and getting WVU into a P5 league is way off base.

    #134777

    Luck has other sins to account for, the handling of the Stewart Dana transition being the prime example, but joining the Big 12 was a coup for which all WV fans should be forever grateful

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