Indiana’s game at Michigan State postponed

  • 01/14/2021 1:11 pm in

Indiana’s Sunday trip to play at Michigan State has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Spartan program.

Michigan State also postponed its scheduled game on Thursday night at Iowa due to COVID-19 issues within its program.

In a statement released Thursday by IU, the program said it would “work with the Big Ten Conference to identify options for rescheduling the contest.”

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo announced on Wednesday that his son and walk-on, Steven, along with freshman Mady Sissoko had tested positive for COVID-19. Later on Wednesday, the Spartans announced an “additional positive test” within their program.

It will be the first postponement of the season for the Hoosiers. Sunday’s game was scheduled for a 12 p.m. tip on CBS.

This year’s Big Ten schedule has built-in “collapsable byes” that the conference hopes to utilize to make up postponed games.

Both Penn State and Nebraska are currently on pause due to COVID-19 issues. In a statement Wednesday, Michigan State did not specify whether the program is on a full pause and said “further updates will be provided next week.”

Following Thursday’s game against Purdue, Indiana is not scheduled to play again until Thursday, Jan. 21 at Iowa.

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