Fresno State Bulldogs

Fresno State mens basketball program shutdown for two weeks amid COVID-19 outbreak

Fresno State’s mens basketball program is taking a two-week forced sabbatical, following an outbreak of coronavirus, the university confirmed on Sunday.

Athletic Director Terry Tumey, in a statement, claimed the program followed “proper COVID-19 protocols” but still gave way to multiple positive cases.

The program has only played one game this season – a nonconference matchup with William Jessup University.

The ‘Dogs won in a 40-point route over the Warriors on Thanksgiving Eve.

Tumey said that the team’s games between Sunday and Dec. 13 would either be cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled.

Two Fresno State football games – against San Jose and San Diego State – were cancelled due to coronavirus outbreaks in that program. The Mountain West Conference declared no contests in both match-ups and declined to reschedule them.

“We will continue to work in alignment with our medical experts and the Fresno County Department of Public Health on a return to athletic activity plan for our men’s basketball program,” Tumey said.

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