Vanderbilt announces no student attendance for upcoming basketball games due to COVID guidelines
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to a number of schools across the country beginning the spring semester on either a virtual basis, hybrid model, or in-person with heightened guidelines. Vanderbilt, which begins classes on Jan. 18, will see its students resume classes in-person but will require them to undergo testing within 72 hours of their arrival on campus.
The regulations have had ramifications on athletic events at the university, including men’s and women’s basketball. On Thursday, Vanderbilt announced that students will be not allowed to attend the next 3 home men’s and women’s basketball games at Memorial Gymnasium, beginning Thursday and extending to at least the next 2 weeks.
On the men’s side, Saturday’s game against South Carolina, Tuesday’s contest vs. Kentucky and the Jan. 18 game against Tennessee will be played without students in the stands. On the women’s side, that includes Thursday’s game against Arkansas, Jan. 13 vs. Tennessee and Jan. 20 against Missouri.
The Vandy men are 9-4, 1-0 in the SEC. The women are 9-5.
Vanderbilt basketball attendance updates: as part of Vanderbilt’s second semester return to campus plan, students will not be able to attend any of the below basketball games. pic.twitter.com/ig1blpacJe
— Justin Hershey (@justinhershey26) January 6, 2022