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NKU men's basketball resumes activities after false positive COVID-19 test

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Posted at 7:34 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 19:35:42-05

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — All men's basketball activities at Northern Kentucky University have resumed Monday after the team put the program on pause and postponed a weekend game following a positive coronavirus test, later determined to be a false positive.

On Friday, Horizon League and NKU officials postponed their game at Chattanooga Saturday and suspended activities after one of the team's essential personnel tested positive for coronavirus.

NKU's team physician has deemed that test a false positive, after three confirmation tests on the asymptomatic individual all came back negative.

NKU Athletics did not specify when the Norse might face Chattanooga in a rescheduled game. According to the team's schedule, the Norse are set to host Tennessee Tech at BB&T Arena on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Earlier this month, NKU announced there would be no spectators at men's or women's basketball games through the rest of the year.

The Norse won their first game of the season last week over Ball State, 74-73.