WOAY – The original home opener for West Virginia men’s basketball, which was going to be against Youngstown State on December 2, has been postponed.
The Penguins have paused all team-related activities in the wake of COVID-19. In an athletic department statement, WVU Athletics said the teams are “hoping to reschedule the game with a mutually agreeable date in December.”
The Mountaineers played in Youngstown last season, winning 75-64. There are several West Virginia ties to the Youngstown State program; Penguins head coach Jerrod Calhoun was once the head coach at Fairmont State, while assistant Jason Slay graduated from Woodrow Wilson.
YSU women’s basketball has also paused all team activities; Wyoming East graduate Gabby Lupardus is currently a redshirt sophomore on the team.
West Virginia will open the 2020-21 season next week at the Crossover Classic in South Dakota, playing Northern Iowa on November 25.