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WVU Athletics Extends Ban on Spectators Through Jan. 24

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West Virginia University Athletics has extended its ban on spectators for live sporting events through Jan. 24, the department announced Wednesday.

In a release, WVU cited “recent spikes of positive COVID-19 cases in the state” for the reason behind the ban.

“We continue to be disappointed not to allow fans at our home indoor events, but quite frankly, COVID-19 is not yet under control,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said. “We know that our hospitals and medical professionals continue to be very busy in managing this pandemic, and it is just not safe right now for our fans, staff, student-athletes and community to welcome spectators at our home events. We can’t wait for the day when that will not be the case.”

The extension will affect home event for WVU men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics and wrestling.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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