Following extensive and exhaustive testing of the men’s basketball program’s Tier One personnel, it has been concluded that testing and lab irregularities were the reason for the Red Storm’s last-minute postponement of Saturday’s game against DePaul. Following that determination, team doctors and University health officials have agreed that the program may resume full operations.
“First, let me begin by thanking our medical staff and University health officials, specifically Dr. Justin Classie, Dr. Kathryn Hutchinson and Jill Christensen, for their guidance and leadership during this challenging time,” said Athletic Director Mike Cragg. “While the decision to postpone Saturday’s game was a tough one, we remain confident that we made the right choice. To be sure, we are equally relieved and thrilled that follow-up testing has delivered good news and that we’re set to resume our schedule.”
“I’d like to thank our medical team and administration for their efforts over the past few days,” said Head Coach Mike Anderson. “Our kids and our fans have been tremendous in their patience and understanding of this obviously sensitive issue. We can’t wait to get back on the court and continue with the season.”
St. John’s will resume play on Wednesday at Xavier. Tip-off is schedule for 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
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