Badgers men’s basketball game vs. Louisville next week in jeopardy after positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

The only marquee home game on the non-conference portion of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule is in jeopardy of being wiped out.

Louisville is supposed to come to the Kohl Center on Wednesday night for an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against the Badgers, but the Cardinals canceled their home game against North Carolina-Greensboro scheduled for Friday due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

According to a news release from Louisville on Thursday night, Louisville “has paused all team-related activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures among individuals within the program. …

“The pause in activities follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ “Tier 1” individuals, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, team managers and staff. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

While the game against UNC-Greensboro

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Michigan State Basketball vs. Detroit Mercy Game Preview

East Lansing, MI – The Michigan State Spartans return home following a 75-69 convincing victory over Duke to face an ole foe, Detroit Mercy.

Before MSU’s road trip to Durham, NC, they defeated Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame; it’s the first time since 2015-16, the Spartans have won their first three games of the season.

How To Watch

  • Where: Breslin Center – East Lansing, MI
  • When: Friday, Dec. 4, at 5:00 p.m.
  • TV: Big Ten Network

Series History

Friday night’s game is just the 62nd meeting between Michigan State and Detroit Mercy, including the first matchup since 2001.

The Spartans lead the all-time series, 45-16, but the Titans have won three of the last four, which features a triple-overtime win in 1996 when E.J. Haralson hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer.

“I never forget a loss, especially an in-state loss; never ever forget them,” said Izzo. “I’m not sure

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Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson announces boxing fight against pro Steven Ward

GAME OF THRONES star Hafthor Bjornsson has confirmed that he will make his boxing debut against a fighter over 12 STONE lighter than him.

The 32-year-old, also known as ‘The Mountain’ from the hit TV show, will step into the ring to face Steven Ward on 16 January 2021.

Hafthor Bjornsson is set to make his boxing debut next month


Hafthor Bjornsson is set to make his boxing debut next monthCredit: Instagram / @thorbjornsson


The exhibition bout will serve as a warm-up for Bjornsson’s highly-anticipated clash against fellow strongman Eddie Hall next September.

The 6’9 Icelander weighed in over 32 STONE when he set a world record for the deadlift back in May.

But he recently revealed he has dropped down to 26 stone with further cuts planned after realising his ambition to step into the boxing ring.

However, Northern Irish pro boxer Ward will still be giving up a hefty size advantage when he travels to Reykjavik

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Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of game vs. Kansas

Texas Tech announced Thursday that head football coach Matt Wells has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Red Raiders (3-6, 2-6 Big 12) are scheduled to host Kansas for an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturday in Lubbock.

”Texas Tech received notification earlier this morning that Coach Wells tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, Coach Wells has returned home to self-isolate and will continue his duties remotely leading into Saturday’s game against Kansas,” the school said in a statement.

“He will remain in the Big 12′s testing guidelines in order to confirm the positive test. In the case Wells is unable to lead the Red Raiders on Saturday, defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will serve in the head coach capacity.”

Wells is 7-14 since taking over the Red Raiders, who after a big comeback of their own to beat Baylor on a game-ending field goal in their last home game three weeks

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Coach Boeheim talks about the players missing in action in post game conference

Right before tip off of Syracuse athletics made the announcement that one member of the men’s basketball team tested positive for Covid-19. Because of that, a few others, including Buddy Boeheim had to miss out on tonights game. Despite that, Syracuse were able to come away with a convincing win against Niagara.

Coach Boeheim said in the post game conference that the player who did test positive was away and was not in contact with the team. He did talk about what this meant for his son Buddy Boeheim,

“In this case, Buddy suffered and I’m not talking as his coach but as his father, he worked his tail off everyday since last season to be on the court.”

Teammates Quincey Guerrier and Marek Dolezaj also spoke about how when they found out and how they felt about going into the game without Buddy

“We found out today and we

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Jim Boeheim explains how Syracuse was able to play a basketball game after positive Covid test

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse played a men’s basketball game against Niagara on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome. But neither Buddy Boeheim nor four other players were allowed to participate. One of them tested positive for Covid-19 last week; the others were considered close contacts and will need to quarantine for 14 days.

In his postgame remarks, SU coach Jim Boeheim characterized the person who tested positive as an SU walk-on. The university does not publicly identify players who test positive for Covid.

The last time a player and Jim Boeheim registered positive tests, the Orange was required to pause its basketball program while the positive cases spent 10 days in isolation and everybody else served a 14-day quarantine. This time, SU was able to use data collected from its wearable, wristwatch-like devices to convince Onondaga County Health Department officials to direct into quarantine only the people identified by the

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Louisville basketball pausing due to positive COVID-19 test, canceling game vs. UNC Greensboro


The Louisville basketball program is pausing all team activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and the subsequent contact tracing requirements, according to a Thursday evening announcement from the school. The 4-0 Cardinals will have their game against UNC Greensboro on Friday canceled as a result.

“We are adhering to the ACC and university protocols, and will monitor the matter day-to-day,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a statement. The Cardinals have not determined if their game against No. 4 Wisconsin scheduled for Dec. 9 or their game against NC State scheduled for Dec. 16 will be impacted.

According to the school, the program has been testing “Tier 1” personnel three times per week. That includes players, coaches, managers and staff. The positive test came during the program’s round of testing on Thursday. Louisville isn’t the only ACC program on pause, as Wake Forest announced Monday that it

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College basketball schedule 2020-21: Louisville pausing activities due to COVID-19, cancels Friday’s game

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Louisville became the latest high-profile college basketball program to pause activities due to issues with COVID-19 on Thursday night, when the school announced an indefinite halt after someone in the program tested positive for COVID-19. The Cardinals are off to a 4-0 start, but their game against UNC Greensboro on Friday will be canceled. Louisville is next scheduled to play Dec. 9 against No. 4 Wisconsin.

The school has not determined if that game will be affected by the COVID-19 issues in the program. Louisville is far from the only program to be hit with scheduling problems related to the coronavirus this season. Dozens of games have been canceled or postponed as the sport begins its season with the pandemic sweeping the nation.

As developments continue to unfold, we’ll be tracking all the latest news and notes surrounding scheduling snafus below in our tracker.


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Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: David Montgomery ready for another big game

In all the years that I’ve been writing this Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em column, it’s the first time that I’ve been doing it with a game happening. I’m currently watching the Ravens-Steelers game as I’m writing this sentence, and it’s kind of cool. Maybe we’ll get more Wednesday games in the future? Probably not.

While the 2020 season has been wacky because of COVID-19, the good thing is the NFL has been flexible in making sure every game gets played. It hasn’t always been easy, and Fantasy managers have had to juggle a lot of things in setting your lineups. The final stretch of the season will likely have more twists and turns, but we’re near the end. In fact, this is the final week of the regular season in many Fantasy leagues.

Hopefully, this is the week you will clinch a playoff berth or lock up a potential

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Tipoff time set for Nebraska basketball’s Christmas Day game against Michigan | Men’s Basketball

The Nebraska basketball team with play its Christmas game long after all of Santa’s presents have been opened.

The Huskers tip off against Michigan at 5 p.m. on Christmas, according to schedule news released by the Big Ten. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network as part of a Christmas package of league games.

Michigan represents the second game of Nebraska’s 20-game Big Ten schedule, and the first Big Ten home game. It is unlikely, though not yet known for sure, whether the game will have fans inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Dec. 30 game at Ohio State will tip off at 5:30 p.m. and air on BTN. Nebraska will play at least 18 games on BTN — including 12 in a row — and currently has one game, against Wisconsin, scheduled for ESPN2 or ESPNU.

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