College basketball team cancels final two regular season games due to coronavirus fears
A college basketball program has decided to cancel the final two games of the regular season due to fears of coronavirus.
Chicago State University announced on Tuesday that the men’s basketball team will not play its final two games of the regular season, due to the fear of the spread of coronavirus. Chicago State was scheduled to play at Seattle University and Utah Valley University this week to close out the season.
Per the Chicago Tribune, the cancellations are believed to be the first from a major sport in the United States because of the virus.
In a statement, Chicago State told the Western Athletic Conference it made the decision with the “health and well-being of the campus community in mind.”
Multiple cases of coronavirus have been reported from Washington state over the last few weeks. There have also been virus-related deaths in the area.
Chicago State is 4-25 this season and has lost 19 straight basketball games.