Bellarmine delays start of men’s basketball season – BU Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Bellarmine University’s highly anticipated Division I debut will have to wait, but when it finally arrives, it is currently scheduled to come at one of college sports’ most hallowed venues—Cameron Indoor Stadium.   

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Knights men’s basketball team’s opening game will now come Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Durham, North Carolina against the Duke Blue Devils.   

Bellarmine had been scheduled to open on the road against Chattanooga on Nov. 25 then make its home debut in Freedom Hall against Transylvania three days later.  A Dec. 1 game at Dayton also has been delayed.   

The re-shuffling of the schedule means that Bellarmine’s home opener will come Dec. 9 versus Chattanooga at 7 p.m. in Freedom Hall. 

“This year has been a trying time for all of us,” said Bellarmine Director of Athletics Scott Wiegandt, “but 2020 has taught us that we have to adapt, and that’s what we have to do in this situation. Putting the health and safety of our student-athletes ahead of everything else is the right decision, and hopefully our fans cans adapt along with us.” 

All three games are being rescheduled. The Knights will now host Transylvania on Jan. 1 with trips to Chattanooga and Dayton being planned for December. 

The updated 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule can be found here: 

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