The women’s basketball game Saturday between Ohio State University and the University of Iowa at Value City Arena has been postponed after Ohio State paused all team-related activities due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the program.
The decision to pause and postpone was made jointly by the Ohio State Department of Athletics and its sports medicine staff in consultation with the Big Ten Conference. The University of Iowa has been kept up to date on the latest developments.
Both institutions will work with the Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options later this season. The status of Ohio State’s road game against Maryland on Wednesday, Dec. 23 is still to be determined.
The health, safety and well-being of the student-athletes and the program’s coaching and support staff is the guiding concern of the Department of Athletics. Decisions on their welfare will continue to be made by Ohio State’s sports medicine staff.
The program will resume its team activities when its medical staff determines it is safe to do so based on protocols established by the Big Ten Conference.