By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Loyola University has canceled the Ramblers’ next two basketball games, over a number of COVID-19 cases on the team.

The Ramblers have canceled Sunday’s game against Norfolk State and Wednesday’s game against Davidson.

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Those games will not be rescheduled, and the next game for the Ramblers will now be on Jan. 2 at Southern Illinois University.

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“The health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff, as well as the Loyola and broader communities is the primary concern of Loyola Athletics,” the team said in a statement.

It’s unclear how many players or coaches on the team have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Loyola has started the season 9-2 to lead the Missouri Valley Conference in their final season in the conference before joining the Atlantic 10 in 2022.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff