Tulane women’s basketball temporarily shut down after positive cases

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Parker Waters

Tulane women’s basketball canceled the Tulane Holiday Tournament and stopped all team activities after multiple people within the program tested positive for COVID-19.

Jude Papillion, Sports Editor

Tulane University has temporarily shut down its women’s basketball program due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the program, as of Dec. 14.

Tulane’s Athletics Department said there are multiple positive cases of COVID-19 within the program, and that “no organized team activities will take place during the shutdown.”

Tulane Athletics announced that the Tulane Holiday Tournament has been canceled. The Green Wave was scheduled to face Texas Southern University on Dec. 20 and would have faced the winner of University of Arkansas at Little Rock versus Bradley University on Dec. 21. 

The 7-3 Tulane women’s team expects to face Wofford College at home on Dec. 30, with the matchup scheduled to tipoff at 6 p.m. on ESPN+.

The temporary suspension of the women’s team comes just days after the men’s program was suspended on Dec. 11. The omicron variant of COVID-19 was first detected at Tulane on Dec. 6.