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College basketball COVID-19 cases: Live updates as Big Ten adjusts policy, UConn women cancel game

COVID-19 continues to affect the college basketball season.

Several games have been canceled and postponed as teams work to hold together a season during an uptick in cases nationally.

On Tuesday, the Big Ten announced games impacted by COVID-19 cases will no longer be automatic forfeits but reviewed on an individual basis with possibilities of rescheduling, determining no-contests or ruling them forfeitures.

The SEC announced its first conference men’s game of the season between Ole Miss and Florida on Wednesday will be postponed, while women’s basketball learned No. 11 UConn’s game at DePaul on Friday has been canceled.

The omicron variant has been identified as an issue in pro sports leagues, which are seeing a similar rise in COVID-19 positive tests among athletes. The Athletic will keep this updated as the virus threatens to complicate the season.

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