Greenville, S.C. – After deliberate consideration, Furman Athletics has decided to host this season’s remaining “Weekends at the Well” games on campus in Timmons Arena, it was announced on Friday by Director of Athletics Jason Donnelly.
The decision was made in consultation with university leadership and Furman basketball coach Bob Richey. The impacted games include Chattanooga on January 30; Wofford on February 6; and Western Carolina on February 13.
“Our Furman Family has been looking forward to coming together to celebrate Weekends at the Well,” said Donnelly. “While ticket sales and corporate sponsorship have been solid, our Greenville community continues to experience health and safety concerns related to the COVID 19 pandemic that impact the welfare of our students, faculty and staff so we will not host these events at this time. Given the challenges of completing the season, moving all of our home games to Timmons Arena gives our team the best opportunity to compete for a Southern Conference Championship and may allow our students to attend future games on campus if health and safety conditions improve.”
Full refunds will be issued to ticket holders who purchased tickets at Bon Secours Wellness Arena and they will be invited to attend a special pre-season basketball event next year in advance of the 2021–2022 season.
“I know this decision may be disappointing for some of our passionate fans who love Furman Basketball and were eager to attend our games downtown. We look forward to the days ahead when we can gather safely together as alumni, family and friends and cheer our Paladins on to victory,” said Donnelly. “Until then, let’s get behind our outstanding men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaches and continue to support them as best we can.”
Furman returns to action Saturday afternoon at ETSU before hosting UNCG on Monday at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPNU. Saturday’s game will be streamed on ESPN+ and fans can listen to the “Voice of the Paladins,” Dan Scott, call both games on ESPN Upstate at 97.7 FM/1330 AM in Greenville, 97.1 FM/ 950 AM in Spartanburg, and through theRadio.com app.
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