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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Illinois has postponed its game versus Indiana on Thursday due to COVID-19 protocol within the Fighting Illini organization.

This is the third straight postponement for Indiana beginning with Michigan State on Thursday and Iowa on Sunday due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Indiana program.

Both Indiana and Illinois teams will work with the Big Ten conference to find a rescheduled date. If the game is unable to be scheduled, it will count as a "no contest" for both teams per the Big Ten Conference 2021-22 Forfeiture Guidelines.

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This is Indiana's fifth game of the season affected by COVID-19. There hasn't been any rescheduled dates so far.

If everyone stays healthy, the Hoosiers will resume conference play with Michigan on Jan. 31 after a 15-day break.

  • INDIANA REMAINS NO. 6 IN THE AP POLL: The Indiana Hoosiers haven't played for more than a week due to positive COVID-19 cases within the program, so they will stay put at No. 6 in the Associated Press Poll for the fourth week in a row. CLICK HERE. 
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  • HOOSIERS VS. HAWKEYES POSTPONED: For the fourth time this season, Indiana's women's basketball team has had a game affected by issues with COVID-19. This time it's Sunday's game in Iowa City against Iowa that has been postponed. Both schools will work with Big Ten officials to reschedule the matchup. CLICK HERE.