Next week’s scheduled game between Rutgers men’s basketball and Penn State has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 results within the PSU program. Here is the full release:
The Rutgers men’s basketball game scheduled for Tuesday, January 12 at Penn State has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 results within the Penn State program. The decision to postpone was mutually agreed upon out of an abundance of caution surrounding the health and safety of the participants. The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options.
Rutgers’ upcoming game this Saturday against Ohio State will be played as scheduled.
After Ohio State, Rutgers is scheduled to host no. 8 Wisconsin next Friday, January 15, followed by a road trip to Indiana on Sunday, January 24. That means they have just one game scheduled in a two week period.
The Scarlet Knights are currently 7-3 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten play after suffering a 23 point loss to Michigan State on Tuesday.
Also of note is that Seton Hall has upcoming games on January 9 and January 16, which means they and Rutgers now have mutual days off next week. However, that probably only leaves Tuesday, January 12 as a potential date based on the games in between for both programs. Whether that actually happens, which also means the location would need to be mutually agreed upon with a series contract already in place, remains to be seen.
Pikiell said they have fielded calls for next week from teams, including from the west coast, in regard to now having an open date due to the Penn State game being postponed. Said he is focused on Saturday's game vs. Ohio State. Shoes Vetrone handling the logistics of it for now.— Aaron Breitman (@aaron_breitman) January 7, 2021