Virginia women’s basketball team cancels rest of 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia athletics announced Thursday that the women’s basketball team will not finish the rest of their 2020-21 season, citing health and safety concerns with COVID-19. “The decision to end our season mid-stream comes with great difficulty. As difficult as it is to end our season in this manner, it is a necessary one,” said head coach Tina Thompson. “The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be the number one priority.”Virginia athletics said the decision came after the program canceled or postponed six games due to COVID-19 protocols. The university will keep the current competition schedules for all other varsity sports programs while continuing to adhere to ACC health and safety protocols.
Kara Lawson excited for chance to coach at Duke
Kara Lawson has always wanted to coach at Duke a fact the first-time college coach hadn't shared with many people. Thats how highly I thought of the institution and the job," Lawson said on an introductory Zoom call Monday. Mom was the one who wanted me to go to Duke, Lawson said. I wanted to become a coach and learn from the best and that led me to Knoxville, Lawson said. Lawson knows one of her first tasks will be to hire assistants.