Richmond Times-Dispatch

OleMiss cancels four games


Mississipp­i has canceled four games and suspended team activities until Dec. 7 because of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.

The school in Oxford, Miss., said Monday that the Justin Reed Ole Miss Classic set for this week is canceled, along with the Dec. 5 game against Memphis.

The Rebels were scheduled to host Central Arkansas on Wednesday, Jackson State on Thursday and Arkansas State on Friday. The Rebels are now scheduled to open the season Dec. 12 against UNC Wilmington.

Meanwhile, the Arizona men’s season opener against Northern Arizona on Wednesday was canceled because of a positive COVID-19 test among the Lumberjack­s. The programs will work to possibly reschedule the game at a later date.

Gardner-Webb’s game at Georgia scheduled for Sunday also has been canceled because of a positive COVID-19 test in the Gardner-Webb program. Georgia said it hopes to find another team to play on Sunday.

The cancellati­on came after No. 9 Duke’s scheduled season opener against Gardner-Webb on Wednesday was postponed, also because of coronaviru­s issues in the Gardner-Webb program. That game may be reschedule­d.

♦ Michigan State coach TomIzzo has resumed leading his team, two weeks after a positive COVID19 test and after isolating at home. The Hall of Fame coach will be on bench with the 13th-ranked Spartans in their season-opening game Wednesday night at home against Eastern Michigan.

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