The Duke women’s basketball team has decided to end its season due to COVID-19 concerns.
“The student-athletes on the Duke women's basketball team have made the difficult decision to conclude their current season due to safety concerns,” said Michael Schoenfeld, Duke's vice president for public affairs and government relations and chief communications officer, in a statement, per ESPN. “We support their decision, as we have supported the choices made by all student-athletes at Duke during this unprecedented time.”
He continued, “Duke will maintain our current schedule of competition in other sports and will continue to observe our rigorous health and safety protocols, which include daily testing for all student-athletes and are based on guidance from leading medical experts.”
The Blue Devils stopped its season on Dec. 16 due to two confirmed cases and contact-tracing in the team’s travel party. The program suspended games against Miami, NC State, and UNC Wilmington, and its next schedule bout was against Louisville on Thursday.