CLEVELAND — Sunday's scheduled women's basketball game between Cleveland State and Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, both schools confirmed Tuesday.
According to UA, the move is the result of a number of positive coronavirus cases within the CSU program. A possible makeup date has not been agreed upon, "but the two teams will work to reschedule during the current 2021-22 season."
The Vikings are currently 8-0, their best start in decades. Ironically, two of those wins came via forfeits from IUPUI and Wright State, which both had COVID issues of their own. Since the game against the Zips is not a Horizon League contest, it does not apply to the conferences forfeit policies.
Cleveland State has dealt with COVID issues in its women's program before, notably when head coach Chris Kielsmeier contracted the virus at the onset of the pandemic. The team also had eight games canceled due to such problems last season, but still finished 14-9 with a victory in the Women's Basketball Invitational postseason tournament.
As of now, CSU's next scheduled game against Hofstra on Dec. 18 at the Wolstein Center is still a go, as is Akron's matchup two days later vs. UT-Martin at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.
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