DES MOINES, Iowa — The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed Drake’s upcoming men’s basketball games against Loyola and Missouri State due to COVID-19 cases among Drake’s Tier I personnel, which includes student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff.
Drake’s series against Loyola was scheduled for Jan. 10-11 in Des Moines. The series against Missouri State was scheduled for Jan. 17-18 in Springfield, Missouri. The Missouri Valley will announce make-up dates for the four games at a later date.
The Drake University Athletics Department said tickets purchased for the Loyola series will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
Drake is off to a 13-0 start this season and sits atop the Missouri Valley standings. Drake’s next game is scheduled against Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m.