Athletic director Shane Lyons says it's disappointing but that COVID-19 isn't under control.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has extended a ban on fans attending home athletic events through Jan. 24 due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases in the state.

The university said Wednesday that only families and guests of the players and coaching staffs along with essential game personnel will be admitted to the events on the Morgantown campus.

Athletic director Shane Lyons says it’s disappointing but that COVID-19 isn’t under control.

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