Maine males’s basketball group, citing COVID-19 associated points, opts out of remainder of season

Maine‘s males’s basketball group has opted out of the remainder of the 2020-21 season as a result of COVID-19 points, the varsity introduced Saturday.

The group made its determination Friday, with the varsity’s president and athletic director supporting the choice.

“Our gamers’ security and well-being will all the time come first,” Maine coach Richard Barron mentioned. “We merely couldn’t safely put a group on the ground over the following few weeks or safely return gamers to enjoying after over six weeks off. Regardless of the challenges we have confronted this 12 months, we stay grateful for the alternatives now we have right here at UMaine and eagerly look ahead to representing Black Bear Nation once more quickly.”

The Black Bears performed 9 video games this season, however have not performed or practiced since Jan. 17 and had been 2-7 total earlier than asserting its season was over.

Maine is the second group this week to choose out of the rest of its season, following Howard’s announcement earlier this week. Bethune-Cookman, Chicago State and Maryland-Jap Shore are the opposite colleges to choose out of this season, in addition to all the Ivy League.

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