How Dumb Can We Go? US College Basketball Played With Masks On

Dignity? Not under the Covid Rouge

The Boston University men’s basketball team played its first game of the season on Monday against Holy Cross in which a new addition to the uniforms was officially revealed. The Terriers donned red facemasks, in addition to their red jerseys and shorts, while playing the Crusaders in compliance with a university policy.

Boston University’s policy on face coverings mandates that they be worn at all times in any shared spaces, which includes spaces off campus when a student is representing the university in an athletic event. Holy Cross, however, did not have such a policy on its campus, where the game was played, so their players did not wear masks.

It’s certainly a bit odd to look at, and perhaps a jarring reminder that these games are being played while a global pandemic is still ravaging through the country, but as far as gameplay was concerned, the masks did not provide much hindrance to the Terriers, who won Monday’s game, 83-76.

An interesting wrinkle to this is that both teams play one another again on Tuesday, due to the Patriot League only allowing interconference games this season. This game will take place on BU’s campus, meaning the mandatory mask policy extends to Holy Cross, since the school requires opponents to wear their masks as well.

It will reportedly be the first game in men’s college basketball this season where both teams are wearing masks on the court. The two teams will play each other a total of six times this season.

The NCAA has not issued sport-wide policy on wearing masks. Instead, they are leaving it up to programs to decide at their own discretion. Some women’s teams have worn facemasks, including No. 20 DePaul — who are 6-3 on the season — and Creighton University, which had their policy left to player discretion. Eight of the 13 players on the Bluejays’ women’s basketball team have done so this season.

Source: CBS Sports

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ken
ken
3 months ago

“It’s certainly a bit odd to look at, and perhaps a jarring reminder that these games are being played while a global pandemic is still ravaging through the country”

How much dumber,,, pretty dumb!

GMC
GMC
3 months ago

I coached HS basketball for awhile – this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. Take the knee and dump the masks. What’s next – Heil Hitler type salutes, when the US flag is raised ?

yuri
yuri
3 months ago

covididiocy is a disease
gates and his ruling class cohorts are no longer amused by comedy–they prefer tragedy

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