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Ole Miss cancels first four games due to COVID-19

Add Ole Miss to the growing list of teams delaying the start of basketball season due to COVID-19. This morning, the Rebels announced they are canceling their first four games of the season and suspending activities until December 7 due to positive tests within their program. Last week, head coach Kermit Davis tested positive for the virus and is currently in isolation.

Due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the Ole Miss men’s basketball program, the Justin Reed Ole Miss Classic (Nov. 25-27) and the matchup against Memphis (Dec. 5) have been canceled.

Team activities have been suspended until December 7. The student-athletes and staff affected are taking appropriate safety measures in accordance with university protocol.

Season ticket holders will be given the opportunity, at the end of the season, to let Ole Miss Athletics know what to do with any credits due to season tickets being prorated.

Ole Miss is now scheduled to begin its 2020-21 season on December 12, hosting UNCW in The Pavilion.

Ole Miss is the second SEC team to suspend activities, joining Florida, which hit the pause button yesterday. With only two days left until the season begins, over 35 programs are currently in a COVID delay.

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2 Comments for Ole Miss cancels first four games due to COVID-19

  1. sharpshooter81
    4:38 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

    If you are going to shut things down because someone test positive, then you might as well shut down the season because you can’t hide from the virus. We have to learn to live with this virus that is at a 99% recovery rate and can’t keep shutting things down over fear from this virus. And the vaccine isn’t a savior either because only 30% of Americans said they will take it. This virus is here for the long term and must be lived with just like we do with other viruses.

    • Bluehender
      5:36 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

      I can guarantee you more than 30% will take the vaccine. Where did you get that number? If you work in the public you will be required to take it, most likely. Not by the government but by your employer