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Iowa game versus Nebraska postponed, Fred Hoiberg tests positive for COVID-19

Iowa forward Jack Nunge (2) celebrates with center Luka Garza (55) during the second half of an...
Iowa forward Jack Nunge (2) celebrates with center Luka Garza (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Iowa won 96-73. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)(Nam Y. Huh | AP)
Published: Jan. 17, 2021 at 2:03 PM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - The men’s basketball game between Iowa and Nebraska that was scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 24, has been postponed.

Nebraska paused team activities back on Jan. 11 after positive COVID-19 results among its Tier 1 personnel. In a statement released on Sunday, the Huskers announced they’ll put a pause on team activities for seven more days due after 12 people had tested positive for COVID-19, including head coach and Iowa State alum, Fred Hoiberg.

“I am experiencing symptoms, but my condition has improved over the last 24 hours,” Hoiberg said in a social media post. “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of social responsibility by wearing your mask and keeping proper social distance.”

This is the second postponement that has affected Iowa’s schedule. On Jan. 14, Iowa’s matchup versus Michigan State was postponed because of COVID-19 concerns within the Michigan State program.

The two schools will work with the Big Ten on rescheduling options.

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