Howard Men’s Basketball Pauses Activites

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WASHINGTON (December 22, 2021) – Howard University men’s basketball team paused all activities due to positive COVID-19 test results among the program’s Tier 1; personnel, consisting of student-athletes, coaches, medical staff, equipment staff, game day operators,
and officials. All “Tier 1” members were vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Howard University protocols, the team will remain in quarantine and will not return to basketball activities until cleared. As a result, scheduled games with Yale University (Dec. 23) and Hampton University
(Dec. 30) have been canceled.

Howard University places the safety of our student-athletes and staff first and foremost. Therefore, we will continue to conduct robust testing and require our student-athletes to observe safety and social distancing guidelines.


The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 21 NCAA Division I
men and women varsity sports. The programs represent three conferences: the Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference (MEAC), Northeast Conference (NEC) and Eastern College Athletic
Conference (ECAC).
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