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Gopher Women Cancel NYE Home Game Due To Wildcats' 'COVID-19 Protocols'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The Golden Gophers women's basketball team won't play its New Year's Eve home game due to apparent issues with the opponent's COVID-19 protocols.

The team announced Monday afternoon on social media that its game against the Wildcats at Williams Arena Friday "will not be played due to COVID-19 protocols within the Northwestern program."

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 12 Women's - Minnesota at Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 12: Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen looks on during the second quarter of a Big Ten Conference regular season basketball game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on December 12, 2021 at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The announcement said the Gophers and Wildcats are consulting with Big Ten Conference officials about rescheduling the game, and how it falls line with the conference's forfeiture policy.

Tickets for Friday's game can be exchanged for any Gophers women's basketball game in the future. Fans can call 1-800-U-GOPHER for more information.

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