Wisconsin experiences first postponement of Big Ten basketball season

Wisconsin and Penn State mutually agree to postpone Sunday’s game due to “health and safety concerns”
Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 5:42 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers are facing its first postponement of the Big Ten season as their Sunday showdown at Penn State has been postponed due to health and safety concerns.

UW-Athletics shared in a statement that both programs mutually agreed to a postponement. “The men’s basketball game between Wisconsin and Penn State, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 3, is being postponed, as mutually agreed upon by both teams due to health and safety concerns. The two schools will work with the Big Ten Conference to reschedule the game.”

“The Badgers will be off on Sunday before resuming practice on Monday ahead of their game Thursday against Indiana at the Kohl Center.”

Wisconsin resuming practice on Monday before hosting Indiana on Thursday is a good sign suggesting the Badgers have not experienced an outbreak within the program.

Wisconsin (9-2) is coming off a 71-59 win over Minnesota. The Badgers had to juggle their schedule throughout the non-conference season, but still got all seven games in, including its 85-48 win over Louisville which was postponed as well.

The Badgers host Indiana on Thursday which is scheduled for a 6 PM tip.

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