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SU Athletics Postpones 2 Men's Basketball Games, Enacts Additional COVID Protocols

Syracuse University will not play its next two men's basketball games against Lehigh University and Cornell University, citing COVID-19. They're now looking at the schedule to see if the games can be made up at a later date this season.

“Our top priority is safeguarding the health and well-being of our student-athletes, athletics staff, fans and the campus and Central New York communities. While it is disappointing to have to postpone any athletic event, this is the right decision given the increasingly difficult public health landscape,” said SU Director of Athletics John Wildhack.

The women's game against University of Maryland, Baltimore will go on as planned. Additional public health protocols will be put in place at the stadium due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. This includes:

  • All fans age 5 and up are required to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test. Proof must be shown at the gate to secure entry to the stadium. (Newborns to age 4 do not require a vaccination or a test result to enter the facility.)
  • The Courtside Lounge will be closed.
  • Club 44 will be closed.
  • No food or alcohol will be served at the stadium; water, soft drinks and coffee will be available for purchase at the cashless registers in the concourse.
  • Pre-game courtside gathering will be prohibited.

The stadium will continue with its existing health precautions as well. Over the counter tests will not be accepted for entry. Testing is available throughOnondaga County, urgent care facilities, anda number of other locations. The changes are in place until further notice.

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, economy, and identity.