College basketball hit hard by COVID-19 cancellations: Georgetown joins list of programs on pause

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The emergence of the omicron variant has prompted an outbreak of COVID-19 issues across American sports. In recent days college basketball has taken on dozens of COVID pauses at programs throughout the country. A complete list of schools on halt can be see below.

Between cancellations and postponements, more than 80 games have been impacted in the first seven weeks this season.

It remains to be seen how the Christmas break (when many players go home to see family), paired with the aggressive trend of rising cases nationwide, impacts college basketball heading into New Year’s Eve and early January. For a deeper look on how omicron has impacted college sports, read our deep dive here.

Teams on COVID pause this season

Here is the list of schools affected by COVID-19 protocols, which will be updated as necessary, should more schools need to be added. Last updated: Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Akron American (currently paused)Binghamton (currently paused) Boston College (currently paused)Bryant (currently paused)Chicago StateCleveland State (currently paused) Colorado (currently paused)Colorado State (currently paused) Coppin State (currently paused)Cornell DePaul (currently paused) Drexel (currently paused)Duquesne (currently paused)Evansville (currently paused) Fairleigh Dickinson (currently paused)FIU (currently paused)Florida State (currently paused) Fordham (currently paused)Georgetown (currently paused)Georgia Tech (currently paused)Hampton (currently paused) Hawaii (currently paused)Houston (currently paused)Georgetown (currently paused)George Washington (currently paused)Georgia State Georgia Tech (currently paused)Grand Canyon (currently paused)Long Beach State (currently paused)Louisville (currently paused)Loyola Chicago (currently paused) Loyola Maryland (currently paused) Memphis (currently paused) Morgan State (currently paused)Nevada Northeastern (currently paused) Northern Illinois (currently paused)
Ohio State Oregon State Penn State (currently paused) Purdue Fort Wayne (currently paused)Rhode Island (currently paused)Rice (currently paused)Rutgers (currently paused) Saint Joseph’s (currently paused)Saint Louis Seton Hall St. Francis Brooklyn (currently paused) Stanford (currently paused)Syracuse Texas Southern (currently paused) Tulane (currently paused) UCLA (currently paused) UC Irvine (currently paused)
UC Riverside (currently paused)USC (currently paused)UTRGVVCU (currently paused)Wagner Washington


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