BUTTE -- The Montana Tech women's basketball program announced it is canceling upcoming games scheduled with Idaho State, Lewis and Clark State and Valley City State. Additionally, the Orediggers' Frontier Conference-opening game with Carroll College has been postponed.
According to a media release, Montana Tech is adjusted its schedule "due to COVID-19 protocols."
The Tech women have yet to play a game this 2020-21 basketball season after also postponing their scheduled games with Dickinson State, Presentation College and Mayville State. Those games were canceled "in order to support the student-athletes’ best opportunity to finish the semester and final exams," according to a previous media release.
Tech was supposed to compete in the Thanksgiving Classic at Carroll College this week with games on Friday and Saturday. The Thanksgiving Classic will now feature the following four games:
- Montana State-Northern vs. L-C State -- 2 p.m. Friday
- Carroll College vs. Valley City State -- 4 p.m. Friday
- MSU-Northern vs. Valley City -- noon Saturday
- Carroll vs. L-C State -- 2 p.m. Saturday
The Tech women were supposed to tip off conference play on Dec. 5 and 6 with home games against Carroll, but those games will now be rescheduled. Games at Montana Western on Dec. 12 and 13 are next on Tech's schedule.
Montana Tech also announced adjustments to its men's basketball schedule, as well.
The Oredigger men were scheduled to play two games in the Taco Bell Classic in Caldwell, Idaho, this weekend. Instead, Tech will play the College of Idaho in Dillon at 4 p.m. Friday. The Orediggers will then travel to Cheney, Washington, for an exhibition game against Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. Monday.
"All teams will continue to be tested per the Frontier Conference and Big Sky Conference protocols," according to the Tech media release.
Tech is scheduled to tip off Frontier Conference play with home games against Carroll College on Dec. 5 and 6.