Howard University men’s basketball cancels season over COVID-19 concerns

The Howard University men’s basketball team announced on Tuesday that it has canceled its 2020-2021 campaign due to COVID-19 concerns.

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According to the athletics department, the announcement comes after "several team members" tested positive for the novel coronavirus in January.

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They declined to specify how many players tested positive, but noted that the cancelation was due to "an abundance of caution."

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The team only played five games before canceling.

The program says it hopes the move will enable student athletes to focus on their studies.