After delaying the season by multiple weeks, Oregon Ducks fans will have to wait a little longer to see their first look at the men's basketball team.
No. 20 Oregon's season-opener against Eastern Washington was officially postponed Monday evening due to "concerns about EWU having enough scholarship players available for the game as a result of both positive student-athlete Covid-19 cases and the resulting isolation policies of additional student-athletes under contract tracing protocols."
The game was originally scheduled to tip-off the college basketball season on November 25th and it may still get rescheduled.
“We were very much looking forward to opening our season on Wednesday, so it’s disappointing for our fans and student-athletes from that standpoint,” said Oregon coach Dana Altman. “But the top priority is student-athlete safety, and we certainly respect and understand Eastern’s decision and wish all involved a quick recovery.”
Ryan Collingwood of the Spokesman-Review reported earlier Monday, Eastern Washington had two returning starters test positive for COVID-19 and the program wants to reschedule the game for sometime in December.
The 2019-20 Eagles finished the season 23-8 with a conference record of 16-4 to finish atop the Big Sky conference.