NCAA Volleyball: Rice, N.C. A&T deemed no contest due to COVID-19 protocol

The NCAA has deemed the Rice-N.C. A&T a no contest due to COVID protocols. N.C. A&T will advance to the next round against No. 13 Penn State on Thursday. 
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OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) — COVID-19 strikes for the first time at the NCAA Volleyball Tournament in Omaha.

The NCAA has deemed the Rice-N.C. A&T a no contest due to COVID protocols. N.C. A&T will advance to the next round against No. 13 Penn State on Thursday.

In a state, the NCAA writes, “The NCAA and the committee regret that Rice student-athletes and coaching staff will not be able to play in a tournament in which they earned the right to participate. Because of privacy issues we cannot provide further details.”

This is the first time this tournament has had any COVID-19 related issues.

The second round of the NCAA Tournament gets underway on Thursday. No. 5 Nebraska will play Texas State at 2:30 p.m.

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