UND women's basketball game against Chicago State off as Fighting Hawks have positive coronavirus test

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UND head women's basketball coach Travis Brewster (center) gives directions to his players during a timeout Wednesday night against Mayville State at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

The UND women's basketball team was scheduled to leave Grand Forks on Tuesday to fly to Chicago for the program's season opener at Chicago State.

The Fighting Hawks, however, never made it out of Grand Forks.

UND had one player test positive during its COVID-19 testing, the program learned late Monday night.

Different leagues, states and cities have different rules for how to react to a positive case. Chicago State has elected to cancel the UND game.


The UND women's next scheduled game is at home Sunday at 1 p.m. against Marquette. That game is still on as scheduled as of Tuesday morning, although Marquette and the Big East will likely take a close look at that game.

The UND men's basketball team returned all negative tests and will travel to Miami of Ohio today for a season-opening noon game on Wednesday in Oxford.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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