The Latest: UAlbany pauses both basketball programs


In this Sunday, March 5, 2017, photo, officials Eric Brewton, left, Joe Vaszily, center, and Maj Forsberg stand together during a timeout during the women’s basketball game between Duke and Notre Dame at the NCAA college championship basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at the HTC Center in Conway, S.C. Vaszily has worked the last seven Final Fours is looking forward to starting his 21st year this week of Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. He said that a lot of his officiating colleagues are looking forward to the season despite the higher level of anxiety because of the virus.


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The University at Albany men’s and women’s basketball programs are on a temporary pause from team activities due to presumptive positive tests among individuals associated with both programs’ Tier 1 group.

Tier 1 individuals include coaches, athletes, team managers, athletic trainers, and support staff. They are tested three times a week in accordance with NCAA protocols.

Further testing and contact tracing are being conducted to determine the length of the pause and whether any additional measures are necessary.


A positive COVID-19 test has caused Boston University’s men’s hockey team to pause all athletic activities and the school has canceled Saturday’s game at Connecticut.

According a statement from the school, the positive test was from a member of the team’s Tier 1 personnel, which includes coaches, athletes, and support staff. Tier 1 personnel are tested three times a week in accordance with NCAA, Hockey East, and university protocols.

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