USF adjusts attendance policy for home basketball games

November 16, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis will not permit spectators to attend basketball games at the Hutzell Athletic Center until further notice in order to comply with adjusted state COVID-19 guidelines. The new policy takes effect immediately.

Allen County is currently identified as an “orange” county in the COVID-19 metrics released by the governor’s office, limiting indoor gatherings to 50 people.

All men’s and women’s basketball games will be streamed for free on, beginning with the women’s game vs. Goshen College this Saturday, Nov. 21.

“We will continue to watch the COVID-19 rates in our area, follow the direction of state and local health officials, and update our polices accordingly moving forward,” USF Director of Athletics Mike McCaffrey said. “The important thing for us is that our student-athletes are still able to compete. They have sacrificed so much and worked so hard since August to have the ability to play. That has to be our top priority.”

For more information, contact Director of Athletics Mike McCaffrey at 260-399-7700, ext. 6250 or [email protected].

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the College of Health Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and College of Adult and Distance Education. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 18 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.