Gophers’ matches against Michigan postponed

These matches are the first two to be postponed for Minnesota in the 2021 season.

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Kamaan Richards

The Gophers huddle to celebrate defeating Oral Roberts three sets to none at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

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The Gophers volleyball team will not be playing Michigan as scheduled this Friday and Saturday because of a pause in team activity by the Wolverines “due to health and safety concerns in the Michigan program,” according to a University of Minnesota Athletics press release.

Coming into the season, Minnesota was set to play 22 matches in a conference-only schedule. After completing its first 10 matches with no issues, these will be the first two matches the Gophers will have postponed this season. Both teams agreed on the postponement and are working with the conference to find rescheduling options.

Minnesota will now continue practicing this week and next to prepare for its upcoming road matches against Ohio State. The No. 19 Buckeyes are a bit of a surprise this season, as they have jumped out to a 9-0 start.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.