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W&M men’s basketball completes quarantine; reschedules game at Virginia for Sunday

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Tribe Athletics)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Tribe Athletics)

UPDATE Dec. 9, 2020, 7:07 p.m.: Sunday’s William & Mary men’s basketball game at Virginia has been postponed. The Cavaliers paused team activities on Wednesday due to COVID-19 issues in the program.

W&M is exploring scheduling options. Currently, the Tribe’s next game is slated for Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Hampton. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. from the HU Convocation Center, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Following the change in CDC guidelines and in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, William & Mary men’s basketball successfully completed its quarantine period Monday and returned to team activities Tuesday.

The Tribe has also rescheduled its game at Virginia for this weekend. Originally set for Saturday, the contest will take place at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville on Sunday at 6 p.m.

The game will be televised on the ACC Network. Fans can listen into the action over the Tribe Sports Network with Jay Colley on the call. In Williamsburg, the broadcast can be heard on The Tide 92.3 FM and the audio is also available over the Web via the Tune-In app.

After learning of a positive COVID-19 case in its Tier 1 group (players, coaches, trainers and managers) during regular surveillance testing on Sunday, Nov. 29, the program entered quarantine under the direction of the athletics department’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Virginia Wells.

Following protocol, Tier 1 individuals were tested twice for COVID-19 on Dec. 4 and again on Dec. 6. The results of both tests for all individuals were negative, and W&M’s Tier 1 group was cleared by the VDH and completed its quarantine.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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