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Rutgers women’s basketball’s game vs. Purdue postponed due to COVID-19

Positive tests within the program prompted the decision.

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The Rutgers women’s basketball team announced on Tuesday night that its upcoming home game against Purdue has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the program.

Here is the text of the entire press release:

The women’s basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 7 between Rutgers and Purdue at the RAC has been postponed out of an abundance of caution due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the Rutgers program.

The decision to postpone was made jointly by the Rutgers University Department of Athletics and its sports medicine staff in consultation with the Big Ten Conference. Rutgers and Purdue will work with the Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options later this season.

The health, safety and well-being of the student-athletes, the program’s coaching and support staff, and event personnel are the guiding concerns of all decision making within Rutgers Athletics. The program will resume its game schedule when its medical staff determines it is safe to do so based on protocols established by the Big Ten Conference.

The Scarlet Knights are 5-3 overall and 1-3 in Big Ten play. Rutgers currently have a NET ranking of 19, which was released this week.