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REPORT: Georgetown’s COVID Issues Cause Forfeit to Providence

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Tough start to BIG EAST play, tough way to learn about the loss

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Well, shit. This is not the way to kick off the BIG EAST schedule for the Georgetown Hoyas. Reports are coming out that the game on Wednesday is canceled, presumably due to Georgetown’s COVID issues.

In accordance with BIG EAST rules this year, there are no make up games. COVID cancelations result in a loss. This would make Georgetown 0-1 in conference play and 6-6 overall.

BIG EAST policy states:

... if a conference game cannot be played on its originally scheduled date due to an insufficient number of available players (including as a result of COVID), that team shall be deemed to have forfeited with a loss assigned to that team. A win will be assigned to its opponent. The win and loss will be applied to the league standings.

The next game for Patrick Ewing and his squad would be Tuesday, December 28th at Creighton.

After a bit of schadenfreude with DePaul losing two games to this policy, Hoyas fans may start to side with the Blue Demon’s athletic director DeWayne Peevy as he calls for a review of the policy due to new pandemic circumstances triggered by the Omicron variant.

Georgetown’s campus is experiencing a bit of a surge according to the GU microsite on COVID testing.

GU Hoyas Press Release:

BIG EAST Announces Cancellation of Georgetown at Providence Game

WASHINGTON – The BIG EAST Conference has announced that the Georgetown at Providence game, which was scheduled for Wednesday, December 22, has been canceled due to COVID issues in the Georgetown program.

Per current BIG EAST policy, Georgetown has forfeited the game and a loss will be assigned in the conference standings. Providence will be assigned a win.

BIG EAST policy states that if a conference game cannot be played on its originally scheduled date due to an insufficient number of available players (including as a result of COVID), that team shall be deemed to have forfeited with a loss assigned to that team. A win will be assigned to its opponent. The win and loss will be applied to the league standings.