Arizona has lost two men’s basketball games and one football game to COVID-19. It doesn’t want to lose anymore, at least not because of its own undoing.
Sunday afternoon, UA announced fewer people will be allowed at events.
“As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 in Southern Arizona and throughout the country, Arizona Athletics, in consultation with the Pima County Health Department, has paused its admittance of family members of student-athletes and staff at all home sporting events for the indefinite future. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution as the athletics department continues to hold the health and safety of all as its guiding principles. The department will monitor community health and safety guidelines while continuing to work in collaboration with University leadership, Pima County Health Department and the Pac-12 Conference.”
UA had about 200 fans in the stands in a win over Grambling State on Friday. UA is expected to host Colorado on Wednesday for the Pac-12 Conference opener.