Maryland-Iowa game postponed due to Governmental Inauguration originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Big 10 matchup between the Maryland and Iowa women’s basketball groups set for Wednesday has actually been delayed due to the Presidential Inauguration activities set up for the day in Washington D.C.

Maryland revealed the choice on Tuesday, stating that Iowa expressed concerns about traveling to the location. The conference supported the notion of suspending the video game.

Joe Biden is set to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday and the instant location in D.C., as well as surrounding cities, are under high alert stemming from riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

The matchup isn’t the very first to be impacted by the event, as George Washington males’s basketball’s game vs. Dayton this past Sunday was vacated D.C. to George Mason’s arena in Fairfax, Va., due to safety concerns. American University likewise moved men’s and ladies’s video game over the past weekend.

Maryland currently holds an 11-1 record and sits at 7-0 in the Big Ten, ranking No. 7 in the AP Top 25 poll. The Terps next contest will come next Monday against Ohio State.