Iowa women’s basketball game at Penn State canceled

The Hawkeyes will not travel to State College, Pennsylvania, because of positive COVID-19 tests within the Nittany Lion program.


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A member of the Iowa spirit squad carries an Iowa flag before a basketball game between Iowa and Southeastern Louisiana at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Lions 93-62.

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor

Iowa women’s basketball is facing its fourth canceled game of the season as the Hawkeyes will no longer match up with the Nittany Lions on Dec. 30.

Iowa’s game against Penn State was canceled out of an abundance of caution because of positive COVID-19 cases within the Nittany Lion’s program.

The Hawkeyes had to cancel three games earlier in the season because of COVID-19 cases within Iowa’s program. Iowa missed games against Drake, USC, and Seton Hall as part of the nonconference schedule.

The Big Ten has not yet announced if the game will be rescheduled, or if the game will be considered a loss for the Nittany Lions.

As of Dec. 22, the conference announced that it is reevaluating the COVID-19 forfeiture policy, which previously forced the forfeiting team to take a loss in the Big Ten standings.. The Big Ten plans to make an announcement in the coming days.

Iowa will play next against Illinois on Jan. 2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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