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Florida State basketball: Women’s opener cancelled, men’s postponed

A rocky start to the basketball season

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Florida State Seminoles basketball could miss out on both its men’s and women’s season openers.

The women’s game against intracity opponent FAMU was cancelled after the Rattlers decided to forgo its 2020-21 season.

“We are very disappointed but obviously we are taking concerns and circumstances within the women’s basketball program and COVID-19 very seriously. Student-athletes’ health and safety is and will remain our top priority,” Vice President and Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha said.

“The department of athletics and the University are committed to adhering to all COVID-19 protocols and making sure we keep every Rattler student-athlete safe. ”We will continue to support our student-athletes as the navigate these difficult times. We apologize to our scheduled opponents, as we know this will present scheduling challenges. However, we must keep student-athlete safety as our number one priority.”

With the game officially removed from its schedule, Florida State’s women’s basketball team is now scheduled to open the season vs. Florida on Nov. 29 at home.

While the Florida Gators’ men’s program has postponed basketball activities due to COVID-19 concerns, the women’s has not.

As for FSU men’s hoops, it’ll be postponing its season opener vs. Gardner-Webb, as the program deals with an outbreak that’s already forced them to delay a game vs. the Duke Blue Devils.

Florida State has announced that Friday’s men’s basketball game versus Gardner-Webb has been postponed. The determination was made Tuesday after consultation with medical personnel and discussions between the two administrations.

This postponement comes following COVID-19-related issues within the Gardner-Webb program. The teams will look to make up the game at a later date should schedules permit.

The Seminoles’ next scheduled contest is Wednesday, December 2, versus North Florida at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Tip time is set for 8 p.m. ET.