According to a story posted last night by The Heights, and shared on Twitter by Jason Baum of BC Athletics, three Boston College teams - including men’s basketball - are currently pausing all activities due to COVID-19 protocols.
Women’s soccer and volleyball are also temporarily paused. Both sports were early in their spring seasons.
Men’s basketball had recently had its sixth game of the season postponed, as they were set to face Georgia Tech today in what was to be the debut for interim coach Scott Spinelli. Their last postponement stretched over multiple weeks; it is not yet known how long the team will be paused.
While we don’t know the details on each team, Baum said “The student-athletes who tested positive are in isolation in accordance with University COVID-19 protocols,” indicating that this is an issue with multiple BC athletes testing positive, rather than merely a contact tracing exercise.
With that being the case, this will certainly raise the alert level for other BC programs that are hoping to finish off their seasons. The women’s basketball team returned from a pause last night and fell to Pitt.
The women’s hockey team has been shorthanded on several occasions due to protocol but at this point has played just about every weekend, and has just one weekend left of regular season play before postseason begins. The men’s hockey team has also largely been unscathed so far and is entering a critical stretch of the season.
BC softball opened their season this past weekend, and baseball is set to get started this coming weekend.
We will share more updates as they become available.