Today's Paper Digital FAQ Obits Newsletters NWA Vaccine Information Covid Classroom Coronavirus NWA Screening Sites Virus Interactive Map Coronavirus FAQ Coronavirus newsletter signup Crime Razorback Sports Today's Photos Puzzles

UAPB women’s games off due to covid issues

by Pine Bluff Commercial staff report | January 22, 2021 at 2:49 a.m.
UAPB's women's basketball team walks to a huddle away from the bench area during a Jan. 9 game against Alabama State. (Pine Bluff Commercial/I.C. Murrell)

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's women's basketball home games against Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M scheduled for Saturday and Monday have been postponed for covid-19 related issues.

Contract tracing within Texas Southern's program caused the postponement of that game, and Prairie View will not play Monday due to a positive covid-19 test and subsequent quarantining, UAPB announced Thursday.

The postponements follow guidelines and protocols from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, according to a news release. Makeup dates have not yet been determined.

The men's game between UAPB and Texas Southern is still slated for 5 p.m. Saturday. Monday's Prairie View-UAPB men's game has been rescheduled for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

No fans will be permitted to any of the UAPB home games "out of an abundance of caution," according to the release. The home games will be broadcast on KPBA-FM 99.3 The Beat starting 15 minutes before tipoff. Video will be streamed live for free at and the UAPB Athletics app.

Also in the SWAC, Alabama A&M's women's team has paused activities due to covid-19 issues and will not play Southern University and Alcorn State on Saturday and Monday as scheduled.


Sponsor Content


Recommended for you