WATCH: Boston University Creates Headlines With its Bizarre Approach to NCAA Division I Games

Published 01/05/2021, 5:25 AM EST


The pandemic has imposed several restrictions on the sporting world and college basketball is no exception. The games are taking place with strict protocols in place, but Monday’s fixture against Boston University and Holy Cross demanded a quite bizarre rule to be followed. 

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Due to the widespread threat of COVID-19, Boston University has made it mandatory for even the players to wear masks on the court! It might come as a shocking move, but the players have to carry on with it instead of protesting. 

Monday’s game between Boston and Holy Cross’ women’s team was played out in a similar fashion as both team’s athletes had their masks on while competing on the court. Not sure if it largely affects their performance but it indeed looks strange to watch them play with masks! 

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Boston University demands the same from their opponents as well 

The game on Monday between Holy Cross and Boson University’s women’s team saw both sides wearing masks on the court. However, only the Boston Terriers wore the masks when the men’s team took on Holy Cross in the same fixture. 

This is because they didn’t play the game at Boston University, unlike the women’s team. The men’s teams played their game at Worcester where there’s no mandate for both teams to wear masks on the court. 

Every game played at Agganis Arena in BU requires both team’s players to wear masks even when out on the court. Hence, both Holy Cross and BU’s men’s team will be taking the court with masks when they face each other on Tuesday. 

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The Terriers soared to victory while being masked up against Holy Cross

Boston University’s men’s team stirred up a sensation on the internet due to their masked approach to their conference games. In fact, this is their first regular-season game of the 2020/21 college basketball season as the Patriot League canceled all of its non-conference games. 

Hence, Boston and Holy Cross played their first conference game on Monday and it was the former who emerged victorious. Daman Tate soared with a 26 point performance to hand BU its first victory of the season. 

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This is just the beginning of Boston University and Holy Cross’ rivalry for this season as they’re scheduled to face each five times in the upcoming weeks. 

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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