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Keep an Eye on Kansas State’s COVID Issues



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As West Virginia looks to start Big 12 play, against Kansas State, at the WVU Coliseum for the first time this season, there is a chance that the Mountaineers may have to wait longer. On Tuesday, KSU played Texas without seven players and head coach Bruce Weber due to COVID protocol.

The Wildcats took the court with six scholarship players and one walk-on.

The Big 12 Conference rule is such that as long as the team has six players and one coach, play can continue. KSU was just two players away from not being able to play against the Longhorns. Hopefully, no one else on KSU enters protocol or else the game with WVU could be in jeopardy.

The Mountaineers have also been dealing with COVID problems of their own; against Texas, fifth-year seniors Taz Sherman and Gabe Osabuohien, along with freshman Kobe Johnson, all missed the game after being placed in protocol, last Saturday.

According to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports, the only Big 12 team to be on total pause is TCU. If you remember, West Virginia and TCU had to postpone their Monday night date after the Horned Frogs became ineligible. Both schools are still looking for another day to reschedule that game in Fort Worth.

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