Duke postpones opener; Gardner-Webb player tests positive for COVID-19

No. 9 Duke postponed Wednesday’s scheduled season opener against Gardner-Webb due to a positive COVID-19 test within the opponent’s program.

The Blue Devils are now set to open the season Saturday against visiting Coppin State at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

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“The postponement came following a positive COVID-19 test and contact tracing with the Runnin’ Bulldogs,” Gardner-Webb said in a statement released Monday. “The student-athlete who tested positive is currently asymptomatic.”

The statement said a make-up date for the game is still an option.

Gardner-Webb’s next scheduled game is Nov. 27 at Florida State.

Duke finished 25-6 last season and is entering its 41st season under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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