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The first cancelation of Louisville’s 2020-21 season is upon us.

NCAA Basketball: Vermont Catamounts at Louisville Cardinals The Louisville Courier Journal-U

Louisville’s Friday afternoon game against UNC Greensboro has been canceled due to at least one positive test within the U of L program. The Cards had been set to tip things off against the 1-2 Spartans at 2 p.m.

Friday’s scheduled game at the KFC Yum Center between Duquesne and Winthrop has also been canceled according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

Shoutout to the Prairie View A&M players who broke protocol and caused the whole damn bubble to get messed up. Bang up job.

On the plus side .... it’s official, the Louisville Cardinals are your 2020 Wade Houston Tipoff Classic champions. Put it on a shirt. I’ll buy three.

Here’s hoping this doesn’t affect next Wednesday’s game at Wisconsin, but it’s safe to say that with at least one positive test and multiple players showing symptoms, that game is definitely in jeopardy as well.

UPDATE: Here’s the official word from U of L ...

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has paused all team-related activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures among individuals within the program, UofL Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Thursday.

As a result, the Cardinals’ scheduled Friday (Dec. 4) game against UNC Greensboro has been cancelled.

The pause in activities follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ “Tier 1” individuals, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, team managers and staff. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.

The positive test result was detected during the team’s Thursday’s COVID-19 testing, which is conducted three times per week in accordance with ACC protocols.

“We are adhering to the ACC and university protocols, and will monitor the matter day-to-day,” said Tyra.

Louisville has won its first four games of the season, playing those four at home in the KFC Yum! Center in a seven-day period. The Cardinals’ next two scheduled games are Dec. 9 at Wisconsin in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and Dec. 16 against NC State in the KFC Yum! Center. There has been no determination on how the pause in activities will affect future games past the Dec. 4 UNC Greensboro contest.

Also due to issues related to COVID-19, Friday’s scheduled 11 a.m. game between Duquesne and Winthrop has been cancelled.