Virginia State Opts Out of Current Basketball Season

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Virginia State University has decided it’s not safe for its basketball teams to play this season.

The NCAA Division II university in Ettrick announced Tuesday that, after originally postponing the start of its men’s and women’s basketball seasons, neither team will suit up during 2020-21.

"It is not a safe situation for our student-athletes and staff to be put in harm's way," women’s basketball coach James Hill, Jr., whose team went 10-20 last season, said in the athletic department’s announcement. "The uncertainty and wide spread of Covid-19, along with the high-risk of conditioning injury, makes opting out the right decision."

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