INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Butler University men’s basketball team has postponed two more games because of a positive COVID-19 test, the school announced Saturday evening.
The team’s games against Northern Kentucky on Dec. 6 and Kansas State on Dec. 11 were moved following a positive COVID-19 test — the same positive case that forced the postponement of Sunday’s game against Eastern Illinois.
The positive test was among the team’s Tier 1 personnel. According to the school, Tier 1 personnel are made up of student-athletes, coaches and select support staff. Those identified as close contacts have been notified and instructed to quarantine.
Butler’s next game will be its BIG EAST opener Dec. 14 against St. John’s at Hinkle Fieldhouse. All in-person activities will continue to be paused until at least Dec. 10, the university said.
The initial positive test result was administered and detected Wednesday night following the Bulldogs’ season-opening win over Western Michigan, said an email from John Dedman, associate athletics director/communications for Butler University Athletics. The test was conducted as part of Butler’s COVID-19 surveillance testing, which occurs three times per week in accordance with NCAA and Big East protocols.
According to Butler’s officials, the positive test was confirmed and the person is not displaying any symptoms and remained in isolation on Saturday.