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UTM Women's basketball patiently waits for the season to start

The University of Tennessee at Martin's women’s basketball team hasn’t started official practice. They have started preseason practice, which includes strength and conditioning.

The official practice date has not yet been set.

Things have been a little different inside the gym. All players have to wear masks and their temperatures are checked every day.

All-American Chelsey Perry is okay with the season starting late as long as everyone is staying safe.

"I am just grateful that we are able to play this year and that the season isn't cancelled. Things being put on hold might be for our good and safety," Perry said.

The first game date was recently pushed back and hasn’t been decided, but players and coaches are anxiously waiting on the NCAA to approve start date Nov. 21st or Nov. 25th.

"We will continue to work hard and put in the work no matter what is going on," Perry said. "We are preparing for a championship.

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