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Brandeis athletics bans spectators, games postponed

As of Jan. 7, no spectators will be allowed at games. The previous policy was a negative test from 72 hours prior, to attend a game at the Gosman Sports and Convocation center, according to the Brandeis Judges website

The policy for attending the Gosman Sports and Convocation center for members of the Brandeis community remains: all attendees must have a green passport to enter the facility. Individuals that have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 90 days and are exempt from testing must provide proof of the date of their illness. Masks are required for all visitors of Gosman. 

Brandeis ranked 50th in the initial Learfield Directors’ Cup, according to the website. Brandeis’ points came from two sports: women’s cross country and women’s soccer. These are mid-season rankings, which are unofficial. This makes Brandeis 10th in New England. Official rankings will be released in the spring, once all seasons are complete. 

The women’s cross country team placed 20th in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which earned Brandeis 54 points. While the women’s soccer team, which got to the second round of the NCAA tournament, got 50 points. Points are awarded based on the way the school finishes in the NCAA competitions. The Cup was created by USA Today and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. 

Due to a high volume of positive tests, the Dec. 30 men’s basketball game against Union College was canceled, according to the Judges website. Additionally, the men’s game against Bates that was supposed to take place on Jan. 3 was postponed to Feb. 16. The games against New York University on Jan. 8, against Carnegie Mellon on Jan. 14 and Case Western Reserve University on Jan. 16 were postponed as well. The next scheduled home game for the men is against Emory on Feb. 4. On the women’s side, their Dec. 31 game against Gordon was also canceled. Their Jan. 3 game against Clark was postponed; no makeup date has been announced. 

Additional changes to policies can be found on the Judges’ website

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