Stanford football game against Washington State canceled due to coronavirus
Stanford’s home football game against Washington State on Saturday night has been canceled because of a coronavirus issue within the Cougars program, the Pac-12 announced Friday.In a statement, the conference said, “This decision was made under the Pac-12’s football game cancellation policy due to Washington State not having the minimum number of scholarship players available for the game as a result of a number of positive football student-athlete COVID-19 cases and resulting isolation of additional football student-athletes under contact tracing protocols. Under Conference policy, the game w...
The Mercury News
Kansas football game vs. Texas postponed due to COVID-19, rescheduled for Dec. 12
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas football’s home game Saturday against Texas has been postponed because of “KU’s inability to meet the minimum position requirements established by the Big 12 Conference,” KU announced Wednesday.The game has been moved to Dec. 12. The Jayhawks previously were scheduled to end their season on Dec. 5 at Texas Tech.KU said the position group affected had “a combination of injuries and contact tracing.” The athletic department reported, since Nov. 8, that its football program has performed 825 COVID-19 tests, with five coming back positive on various testing days during that...
The Kansas City Star
Missouri Tigers football game vs. Georgia postponed because of COVID-19 issues
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Tigers won’t be playing a football game this weekend after all.The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that Mizzou’s 11 a.m. Saturday home game against No. 12 Georgia was postponed. The Tigers fell below the conference minimum for players at defensive line following two positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.MU coach Eliah Drinkwitz said Tuesday night that the Tigers had one positive COVID-19 case from Sunday’s round of testing, which “significantly” affected one positional group. At that point, the game was still on.But once the Tigers got their Tuesd...
The Kansas City Star
Larry Stone: Canceled UW-Cal football game shows how dicey the Pac-12 season will be during COVID-19 pandemic
The Pac-12 elected to start its football season behind all the other major conferences because it wanted to take the time to get it right. To figure out a way to prioritize the health of its players and still get games in — even if it was fewer games than everyone else, a mere seven in seven weeks.They were confident they had done just that. The daily rapid-testing systems, and the intricate protocols built around them, were believed to be a foolproof method of ensuring they could avoid the cancellations, postponements and general disruptions that have marred the season in other regions.Yet he...
The Seattle Times
Reduced capacity drives up Georgia-Florida ticket prices
Ticket prices on the secondary market for Saturday’s Georgia-Florida football game in Jacksonville are higher than in past years, a reflection of sharply reduced seating capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic.The average secondary-market list price for Georgia-Florida tickets early this week was $386, up 64% from an average of $236 for the 2019 game and the highest in at least five years, according to data provided by TicketIQ founder Jesse Lawrence. The get-in price, or lowest available price, was $124 early this week, up 15% from $108 for last year’s game.“Reduced capacity is a major factor,...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
No bands or cheerleaders, piped-in crowd noise and some cardboard fans: What Big Ten football game days will look like in 2020.
CHICAGO — The sounds of horns and a squealing saxophone piped into Camp Randall Stadium at the end of the third quarter begins one of the most raucous traditions in the Big Ten.Wisconsin’s playing at every home game of “Jump Around,” the 1990s hip-hop hit, inspires fans to follow instructions, hopping rhythmically and so enthusiastically on their seats that the press box sways.This season, “Jump Around” will be played, but nobody will be there to jump.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and safety precautions, only a limited number of family members of players and coaches will be permitted into B...
Missouri vs. LSU football game moves to Columbia, Mo., due to Hurricane Delta. SEC announcement expected Wednesday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Tigers are playing their way through a football season during a pandemic under first-year MU coach Eliah Drinkwitz. And now the Tigers will see a change to their schedule as Hurricane Delta bears down on the Gulf Coast.Mizzou will host No. 17-ranked LSU at Faurot Field Saturday instead of traveling to Baton Rouge, La., for the game, a source close to the athletic department confirmed to The Kansas City Star. Ben Arnet of KOMU had the first report.An official announcement from the SEC is expected Wednesday morning, according to an MU spokesperson.“As we continue to ...
The Kansas City Star
Monday Night DFS: Week 3
Monday night’s football game is one of the most anticipated games of the NFL season. Especially since we didn’t get to see this game in the AFC Championship game last season like many expected. This matchup will feature the last two regular-season MVPs. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. If you like high-scoring football games this will be the game for you. Currently, the over/under is set at 54.5 points. These teams will likely break that. High scoring games make DFS very fun. Let’s jump right into the top players for this AFC showdown...
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Notre Dame postpones football game at Wake Forest this Saturday due to COVID-19
Saturday’s Notre Dame game at Wake Forest has been postponed and Notre Dame has paused all football-related activities due to COVID-19.The school reported seven positive tests (out of 94 administered) with an additional six players put in isolation because of contact tracing.“We knew COVID would present challenges throughout the season,” coach Brian Kelly said in a statement, “and we’ll always put student-athlete health and safety at the forefront of our decision-making.”This marks the 16th game postponed this season in college football.Both Notre Dame (2-0) and Wake Forest (1-1) have an open ...
'Crushing:' UNC vs. Charlotte football game canceled due to coronavirus contact tracing
In what was a “crushing” decision, the Charlotte 49ers game at 12th-ranked North Carolina on Saturday has been canceled due to a contact tracing quarantine on the 49ers’ offensive line.According to a statement released by the 49ers, several members of the offensive line are in quarantine following UNC Charlotte’s COVID-19 contact tracing protocols. That effectively decimated the number of offensive linemen the 49ers would have had available for Saturday’s game against the Tar Heels.“I was hoping that a couple of injured guys may be able to suit up for us,” 49ers coach Will Healy said on the SE...
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