Louisville women's basketball

Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz, center, spoke to his team after a scrimmage Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The No. 2-ranked Louisville women's basketball team has paused all team-related activities due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program and subsequent contact tracing procedure, the athletic department said Friday in a news release

The undefeated Cardinals' games Sunday against North Carolina and Thursday against Florida State have been postponed as a result of the pause. 

"We are obviously disappointed, but unfortunately this is all part of the 2020-21 season," head coach Jeff Walz said in a news release Friday. "We are following proper protocols, monitoring everything closely and look forward to getting back out on the court soon." 

The team, which is tested for coronavirus three times a week, learned of the positive result Friday, according to Louisville Athletics. As of Saturday, U of L is not sure if the pause will affect additional games on its schedule. 

"We are adhering to the ACC and university protocols, and will monitor the matter day-to-day," athletic director Vince Tyra said in the Friday news release. 

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