The Nebraska Cornhuskers men’s basketball team game postponements continue to trickle down as the next game on the schedule has now been postponed. The Penn State Nittany Lions were scheduled to play in Lincoln next Saturday, Jan. 30, but the game has been postponed as a result of ongoing COVID-19 issues within the Nebraska program.
This marks the sixth postponement, and fifth in a row following previous games against Purdue, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, and Iowa already.
As of last weekend, 12 individuals were in isolation due to COVID-19 contact tracing or positive test results, including seven players and head coach Fred Hoiberg.
Update: Next Saturday's game (Jan. 30) against Penn State has been postponed.— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) January 22, 2021
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The Nebraska Athletic Department issued the following statement on the postponement:
Lincoln – Following the pause in the Nebraska men’s basketball program announced last week, the Huskers’ game against Penn State on Saturday, Jan. 30, has been postponed. The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options.
At this time, Nebraska next scheduled game is for Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Michigan State and the program anticipates returning to competition for that contest.