Duke-Notre Dame Postponed due to health and safety protocols

This weekend’s Duke-Notre Dame matchup will be postponed. For the second time this week, the Blue Devils will miss one of their ACC games due to positive COVID-19 cases on the roster.

Duke’s game with Clemson, which was scheduled for Dec. 29, was also postponed back on Monday.

Following a holiday break, Duke players underwent rapid and PCR testing on Sunday night — upon returning to campus. According to multiple reports, multiple players tested positive for COVID-19.


Following Duke’s win over Elon on Dec. 18, head coach Mike Krzyzewski said that he and his staff had all received the booster shot. Assistant coach Nolan Smith tested positive for COVID and wasn’t on the bench for the wins over Elon and Virginia Tech. Smith is believed to be out of quarantine, though.

The entire Duke team will follow the coaching staff and receive their booster shots before the end of January, which will track with university-wide policies.

With an 11-1 record, the Blue Devils rank as the No. 2 team in the latest AP Poll — led by one of the top offenses in the country.

The next game on Duke’s schedule falls on Jan. 4: a home date vs. Georgia Tech.

Notre Dame, on the other hand, played Tuesday (Dec. 28) night. The Irish squeaked out a buzzer-beating road win over Pittsburgh.


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