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Tracking College Baseball Postponements, Cancellations Due To Covid-19



College baseball is back, and that’s great news after an interminably long offseason that not only cost fans the 2020 season but also at times cast doubt on the format and viability of the 2021 campaign. So before going any further, it’s important to note that just getting to this point is a triumph for college baseball and a great thing for a sport that has taken a beating over the last 11 months.

The reality of the 2021 season, however, is that it’s going to be one that includes plenty of muddling through. Covid-19 hasn’t gone away, which means that testing and contact tracing haven’t gone away, which means schedule cancellations and alterations will be an issue, just as they have been for other college sports playing during the coronavirus pandemic.

It took just three weeks for first major conference series canceled due to the pandemic, as Wake Forest was forced to cancel its games for a week due to Covid protocols, meaning its series March 5-7 against  Boston College could not be played. Other conferences, including the Mountain West, Patriot League and SWAC, have also seen conference series lost.

We will track all of this season's notable postponements and cancellations in this space.

Upcoming postponements or cancellations

  • May 14-16: Dayton at Virginia Commonwealth
  • May 14-15: Minnesota at Penn State
  • May 15-16: Minnesota vs. Rutgers (University Park, PA)

Teams in limbo

  • Ivy League—Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale. The Ivy League on Feb. 18 announced it would not hold a conference season for spring sports. The league left open the possibility for some local, non-conference competition and will allow teams to continue practicing. "If public health conditions substantially improve and if permitted by an institution, local non-conference competition may be allowed to occur this spring," the league said in a statement. But the Ivy League will have no tournament or automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament.

Teams not competing in 2021

  • Bethune-Cookman
  • Maryland-Eastern Shore
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Previous notable postponements or cancellations

  • Feb. 19-21: Kentucky at North Carolina
  • Feb. 19-21: Nebraska-Omaha at Oregon
  • Feb. 19-21: Fresno State at UC Irvine
  • Feb. 19-21: New Mexico State at Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Feb. 19-21: Notre Dame vs. Air Force, Louisiana State, Louisiana Tech
  • Feb. 19-21: Virginia Military Institute at North Carolina State
  • Feb. 20-21: Lamar at Texas-Rio Grande Valley
  • Feb. 20: Fordham at Villanova
  • Feb. 23-28: Sacred Heart at Fordham
  • Feb. 25-28: Pacific at Sacramento State
  • Feb. 26-28: Ball State at Charleston Southern
  • Feb. 26-28: Central Michigan at Bellarmine
  • Feb. 26-28: Utah Valley at Cal State Bakersfield
  • Feb. 27-28: San Jose State at Fresno State
  • Feb. 27-28: Massachusetts at Stony Brook
  • March 5-7: Xavier at Auburn
  • March 5-7: Tennessee Tech at Mississippi State
  • March 5-7: Boston College at Wake Forest
  • March 5-7: Kent State at West Virginia
  • March 5-7: Bryant at UNC Greensboro
  • March 5-7: Alabama A&M at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • March 5-8: Kansas at Lipscomb
  • March 6-7: Nevada at San Jose State
  • March 6-7: Massachusetts at Navy
  • March 9: Marshall at West Virginia
  • March 9: Wake Forest at Elon
  • March 9: South Florida at Florida State
  • March 9: Southern California at Pepperdine
  • March 10: Holy Cross at Boston College
  • March 11-13: Washington State at Washington
  • March 12: Penn State at Indiana
  • March 12-14: North Carolina State at Duke
  • March 12-13: Longwood at Presbyterian
  • March 13-14: Lafayette at Army
  • March 13-14: Air Force at San Jose State
  • March 13-14: Lehigh at Holy Cross
  • March 16: North Carolina State at Coastal Carolina
  • March 16: Campbell at Winthrop
  • March 16: Jacksonville at College of Charleston
  • March 17: Mississippi at Louisiana Tech
  • March 19-20: Western Carolina at Mercer
  • March 19-21: James Madison at Elon
  • March 19-21: College of Charleston at Charlotte
  • March 20-21: San Jose State at Nevada-Las Vegas
  • March 20-21: St. Peter's at Iona
  • March 20-21: Niagara at Manhattan
  • March 20-21: Marist at Rider
  • March 20-21: Rhode Island at Hofstra
  • March 23: St. John's at Army
  • March 23: Tarleton State at Texas Christian
  • March 24: Prairie View A&M at Houston
  • March 24: St. Joseph's at Navy
  • March 25: Fordham at Army
  • March 26-27: Morehead State at Tennessee-Martin
  • March 26-28: Cal State Bakersfield at Stanford
  • March 26-28: St. John's at East Carolina
  • March 26-28: Elon at James Madison
  • March 26-28: Fordham vs. Hofstra
  • March 30: Pepperdine at UCLA
  • April 1-3: Pepperdine at San Diego
  • April 1-3: Liberty at Kennesaw State
  • April 1-3: Hofstra at St. John's
  • April 1-3: Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina
  • April 2-4: Cal State Bakersfield at Cal State Fullerton
  • April 2-3: Fairfield at Marist
  • April 2-4: Sacramento State at Creighton
  • April 6: Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount
  • April 6: Central Arkansas at Arkansas State
  • April 6: UNC Wilmington at Coastal Carolina
  • April 7: College of Charleston at Coastal Carolina
  • April 7: Eastern Illinois at Valparaiso
  • April 9-10: Radford at Presbyterian
  • April 9-11: Purdue-Fort Wayne at Wright State
  • April 9-11: Valparaiso at Oakland
  • April 9-11: North Florida at Stetson
  • April 9-11: Central Arkansas at Oklahoma State
  • April 9-11: Dallas Baptist at Missouri State
  • April 9-11: UNC Wilmington at James Madison
  • April 9-11: Pepperdine at Pacific
  • April 9-11: Tulane at South Florida
  • April 10-11: Army at Holy Cross
  • April 13: Florida International at Stetson
  • April 13: Connecticut at Bryant
  • April 13: Arizona State at Nevada-Las Vegas
  • April 13: Virginia Military Institute at James Madison
  • April 13: Northeastern at Boston College
  • April 14: Siena at Marist
  • April 14: Iona at Manhattan
  • April 16-18: East Carolina at Houston
  • April 16-18: Wright State at Oakland
  • April 16-18: Northeastern at Towson
  • April 16-18: Fordham at Rhode Island
  • April 16-18: Connecticut at Creighton
  • April 17-18: New Mexico at Nevada
  • April 20: Missouri at Missouri State
  • April 21: Stanford at Pacific
  • April 23-25: Virginia Commonwealth at Richmond
  • April 23-25: Washington at Stanford
  • April 23-25: Southeast Missouri State at Missouri State
  • April 23-25: Western Illinois at Bradley
  • April 23-25: Nebraska-Omaha at Oral Roberts
  • April 23-25: Alabama State at Mississippi Valley State
  • April 23-25: Pittsburgh at Louisville
  • April 23-24: Toledo at Eastern Michigan
  • April 24-25: Nevada-Las Vegas at New Mexico
  • April 24-25: Lamar at Sam Houston State
  • April 27: Missouri State at Arkansas
  • April 28: Lafayette at St. Joseph's
  • April 30-May 2: Bradley at Indiana State
  • April 30-May 2: San Diego at Gonzaga
  • May 1-May 2: Bucknell vs./at Lafayette
  • April 30-May 2: Northwestern vs. Illinois, Michigan
  • May 3: Oregon at Gonzaga
  • May 7-9: Illinois-Chicago at Texas Tech
  • May 7-9: Seattle at Gonzaga
  • May 7-9: Northwestern at Purdue
  • May 7-9: Ohio State at Minnesota
  • May 7-9: Georgia State at Belmont
  • May 11-12: Gonzaga at Oregon
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