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NWAC Delays Start of Mens and Womens Basketball League Season

The NWAC released this statement on Wednesday, Dec. 29:

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Earlier this week the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), in consultation with the men’s and women’s basketball committees, representatives from the NWAC Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NWAC Executive Board, has decided to delay the start of the men’s and women’s basketball league season from January 5, 2022, to the week of January 17, 2022.  The 2022 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship Tournaments will be held 3/17-20 and 3/26-27 at Everett Community College.

According to NWAC Executive Director Marco Azurdia, “We believe this decision is beneficial to our student-athletes, coaches and the athletic support staff, as the cancelation of games within the NWAC and across the athletic landscape continues. Our goal is get our league games played as they are the most important games on the schedule, give our student-athletes a sense of normalcy as they work towards a championship opportunity, while being a safe as possible.”

Linn-Benton will next play Mt.Hood on January 17, with the Women’s team tipping off at 5:30 and the Mens at the conclusion of their game.

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