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UConn-Notre Dame women’s basketball game postponed a year

For the first time in seven years, the UConn and Notre Dame women’s basketball teams won’t play in the regular season.

The schools announced Monday that the game was postponed because the Irish need to restructure their schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The perennial powers and former conference rivals extended their series last year through the 2023-24 season. That has been pushed back a year, with UConn hosting games next season and in 2023-24. The Irish will host the games in the other two years.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma said last week on a zoom call that he anticipated UConn playing all of its marquee non-conference games that included Baylor, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Tennessee. None of those games had been officially confirmed yet, as conferences are still trying to figure out their schedules.

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UConn-Notre Dame women’s hoops rivalry will not be played in 2020-21 because of COVID-19

For the first time in a quarter-century one of the best rivalries in women’s college basketball could be on hold.

Notre Dame and UConn will not play each other in the 2020-21 regular season after agreeing to restructure their four-year deal due to COVID-19 related restrictions, the schools announced on Monday.

Notre Dame vs. UConn on hold for 2020-21

The prominent women’s hoops schools restructured their non-conference deal due to scheduling issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. NCAA Division I women’s basketball programs are allowed a maximum of 25 regular-season games. Schools played around 30 total in 2019-20.

The most recent year without a regular season meeting was in 2013-14, but they met in the NCAA championship game. UConn won its second of four consecutive titles with four-time Most Outstanding Player Breanna Stewart.

They could still meet in the NCAA tournament. The last time the two schools didn’t play each

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UConn-Notre Dame women’s basketball game canceled this season due to COVID-19 rescheduling

UConn and Notre Dame will not play in women’s basketball this season due to Notre Dame having to revise its schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, UConn announced Monday.

The two women’s basketball powerhouses have played every year in the regular season since the 2013-14 season and every year, including the postseason, since 1994-95. They were supposed to play the first game of a four-year series this year but now this year’s rescheduled game will be added to the end of the series, for the 2024-25 season.

UConn’s complete schedule has not been released yet. The Huskies still have non-conference games against Tennessee, Baylor and South Carolina, as well as the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge with games against Quinnipiac and the winner of Mississippi State-Maine Nov. 28-29 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

It would have been the first time UConn played Notre Dame without long-time coach Muffet McGraw, who retired

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