The Humboldt State men’s basketball team saw its first COVID-related game cancelation today, less than a week into its newly approved exhibition road series.

A game with the Dominican University of California was scheduled to take place this afternoon, but was canceled after one of the DUC players reported having COVID-19-like symptoms. 

“No one from Humboldt State’s team had contact with the Dominican team member,” the Humboldt State Athletics Department announced today. “HSU continues to follow COVID testing protocols while on the road and currently remains eligible for competition.”

The Humboldt State women’s basketball team, meanwhile, recently announced that it would not compete in any approved exhibition games this season.

“The Humboldt State women’s basketball program has decided to opt out of any competition this spring,” the team was quoted as saying in a tweet posted by the athletics department yesterday. “We are thankful and appreciative that the university has given us the opportunity to compete, however, due to health and safety concerns, we will not be competing this spring. The health and safety of our student athletes will always be our top priority and for our women’s basketball team, we believe this is the best decision for our program.”

However, the women’s team will continue to practice as a group after university approved team practices last week.

The men’s basketball team is scheduled to play its next game on Friday against Fresno Pacific University in the James M. Grant Center in Redding.