ASUN releases revised men’s, women’s college basketball schedules

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In a year of change, the ASUN men’s and women’s basketball schedules already have been switched up, months before the conference season starts.

The conference released revised men’s and women’s schedules Tuesday. The league will maintain its 16-game schedule, but conduct it with a single-site format.

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In the new format, league teams square off against one another in a two-game series on the same weekend with a one-day break in between. Unanimously recommended by the Athletics Administrators Committee and supported by the athletic trainers and the ASUN Medical Advisory Board, the ASUN Presidents’ Council unanimously approved the new schedule.

The amended format dramatically reduces the amount of contact among all league teams to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus and incidence of COVID-19.

“This scheduling model gives our teams and student-athletes the greatest chance to complete a full slate of conference games,” ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart said in a release. “The health and safety of our student-athletes and our university communities remain at the forefront of all our decisions on athletic competition. We recognize the possibility of a competitive interruption due to the pandemic, but this plan provides the greatest opportunity for our teams to compete safely.”



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