The Big Ten basketball game between Northwestern and Iowa has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Northwestern team. The game was scheduled to take place on January 17th, 2023 but will now be rescheduled for a later date.

The decision to postpone the game was made by the Big Ten Conference in consultation with the medical staff at both universities. The conference has a strict protocol in place for dealing with COVID-19 cases within teams, and the outbreak at Northwestern triggered this protocol. The protocol includes regular testing, contact tracing, and isolation of affected individuals.

The Northwestern team has been hit hard by the outbreak, with multiple players and staff members testing positive for the virus. The team has been in quarantine since January 14th, and all team activities have been suspended until further notice. The university has not released the exact number of people affected by the outbreak, but it is believed to be a significant portion of the team.

This is not the first time that a Big Ten basketball game has been postponed due to COVID-19, but it's worth noting that unlike past seasons, the impact of COVID-19 on college sports this season has been minimal. The Big Ten Conference has implemented strict protocols in place to minimize the spread of the virus and keep players, staff and fans safe. The decision to postpone the game was made by the Big Ten Conference in consultation with the medical staff at both universities, following the guidelines in place.

The decision to postpone the game between Northwestern and Iowa has been met with disappointment by fans of both teams. The game was highly anticipated, with both teams having strong seasons so far. However, the safety of the players, staff, and the broader community is of paramount importance. The Big Ten Conference and the universities involved are committed to following all guidelines and protocols to ensure that the game can be played safely at a later date.

The exact date for the rescheduled game is yet to be determined. The Big Ten Conference will work closely with both universities to find a suitable date that complies with all safety protocols. The game will be played as soon as it is safe to do so, and fans of both teams can look forward to an exciting match. In the meantime, we all must be vigilant in following safety protocols and doing our part to slow the spread of the virus.

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