Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
UConn won’t have fans at home basketball games at Gampel Pavilion this season due to the pandemic, the school announced.
State of Connecticut public health officials have ruled that in-person attendance at Gampel Pavilion will initially be limited to the families of student-athletes and coaches. Should conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic improve over the course of the 2020-21 basketball season, the directive can be adjusted, the school announced.
“I would like to thank the Department of Public Health and the Department of Economic and Community Development for their guidance and expertise throughout this process,” UConn AD David Benedict said. “I know some of our fans will be disappointed but their health and safety, along with the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and university community, is our top priority.”
Families of student-athletes and coaches will adhere to public health guidance when attending games, including but not limited to mask-wearing, maintaining a social distance between different parties, and observance of Connecticut’s travel advisory policy.
Information and options for basketball season ticket holders will be communicated in the coming days.
(Release via UConn)
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.