The University of Northern Colorado basketball team is still scheduled to play Colorado State, but that’s after the new year.
UNC announced on Tuesday that the Bears would play Regis at 6:30 PM on Friday. Initially, the Bears were scheduled to play against the Rams in Fort Collins on Saturday-evening.
CSU postponed the game against UNC because it did not have enough student athletes to practice and adequately prepare for the game, according to a press release in Northern Colorado. However, the Rams announced this week that they would play against CSU-Pueblo on Saturday at 2:00 PM.
The CSU Athletic Department has not provided additional details about the exchange.
“It is disappointing that our men’s basketball program will not face Colorado on Saturday. We were fully prepared for the competition, ”said Darren Dunn, UNC’s athletic director, in a press release. “We look forward to our game with CSU later in the season.”
UNC will play at CSU on Tuesday, February 16. The schools will announce the playing time at a later date.
“We are pleased to have been able to move this game with Northern Colorado,” CSU head coach Niko Medved said in a press release. “It’s always good to be able to play good opponents and this game will certainly be one of them. We are excited to kick off our season as I know the guys are ready to meet someone new. ”
Both teams missed the first two weeks of the season due to positive COVID-19 cases. UNC canceled their first three games, including a trip to Arizona, due to a special positive test. CSU has noted several cases.
The Bears are still expected to play at 7 p.m. CU Monday in Boulder.