The Princeton Tigers women’s basketball team was denied a third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2019-20 and will have to sit out all of 2020-21 as well. | Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
The eight Ivy League schools join Bethune-Cookman and Cal State Northridge in canceling their 2020-21 women’s basketball seasons.
The Ivy League announced on Thursday that it will not be going through with its winter sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That means the eight women’s basketball teams in the conference will not get the chance to play in 2020-21. This news comes on the heels of the Cal State Northridge Matadors announcing that their women’s basketball team will not be competing this year. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats canceled sports for the entire school year on Oct. 26.
The Princeton Tigers, Penn Quakers, Yale Bulldogs, Columbia Lions, Harvard Crimson, Dartmouth Big Green, Cornell Big Red and Brown Bears finished the 2019-20 Ivy League season in that order, with the Tigers going 14-0 in the conference and 26-1 overall.
Princeton would have gone to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time and the third season in a row.
Penn was 10-4 in the conference and 20-7 overall a year ago.