RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The VCU Rams men’s basketball team has canceled its first two games of the season due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Tennessee.
Tennessee announced in a statement on Monday afternoon that “multiple” members of its program, including head coach Rick Barnes, have tested positive for COVID-19 and that all men’s basketball activities will be paused. VCU then made its own announcement around 3:30 p.m. that the games were off.
VCU was scheduled to play in the Volunteer Classic in Knoxville against Charlotte on Thursday and the hosts on Friday.
A press release from VCU said the school “is exploring alternative scheduling options”.
If another game can’t be found, the Rams wouldn’t play until December 2 at Penn State.