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Rutgers men's basketball postpones game against Rider due to coronavirus concerns

The Rutgers men's basketball team had their game against Rider postponed. – Photo by Rutgers Men's Basketball / Twitter

Today’s game between the Rutgers men’s basketball team and Rider has been postponed due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns. It is the first game to be postponed for the Scarlet Knights (5-5, 1-1) since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

“Due to COVID-19 protocols and out of an abundance of caution, the Saturday, Dec. 18 game against Rider at Jersey Mike’s Arena will be rescheduled to a later date,” said the program in a statement this morning.

The announcement comes amidst a wave of postponements and cancellations around the sports world due to COVID-19. There have been 11 postponements or cancellations today alone across college basketball while the NBA and the NFL have made postponements as well.

Rutgers’ next game is scheduled to be against Central Connecticut State on Thursday. The game will tip off at 8:30 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPNU and 88.7 WRSU-FM.


For updates on the Rutgers men's basketball team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.


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