East Carolina-Marshall football game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
Another college football game is off the Sept. 12 schedule due to COVID-19 concerns, another sign of trouble for schools hoping to complete a fall season.
East Carolina’s home opener against Marshall has been postponed, ECU announced Thursday. A make-up date has not been determined, but officials at both schools are hopeful the non-conference game can be rescheduled. The Pirates play in the American Athletic Conference, while Marshall plays in Conference USA.
"We are disappointed we won't be able to host Marshall for our season-opener, but our top priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, fans and our community," ECU athletics director Jon Gilbert said in a statement.
East Carolina reported several COVID clusters on campus last week, prompting school officials to move all undergraduate classes online starting this week. The Pirates will now open their season Sept. 26 against AAC opponent Central Florida.
Gilbert said he still hopes a limited number of fans can attend if state and local guidelines permit. The Thundering Herd, meanwhile, are now slated to open at home on Sept. 19 against Appalachian State.
Earlier this week, Virginia Tech and North Carolina State had their Atlantic Coast Conference opener set for Sept. 12 pushed back two weeks.
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Austin Peay Governors will take on the Central Arkansas Bears in the first game of the 2020 college football season when the squads kick off at 9 p.m. EDT Saturday (TOMORROW) at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.
The game will air on ESPN. The Cramton Bowl will be limited to 25% capacity or a maximum of about 6,250 fans.
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"The FBS slate is scheduled to begin when Southern Miss battles South Alabama at 9 p.m (THURSDAY). EDT Sept. 3 in Hattiesburg, Miss."
Additionally Tulsa will visit Oklahoma State in 15 days @ BPS. Oklahoma State will be ready to safely and responsibly conduct a sporting event by following the science and technology available to them and moving on with their lives.
Not college, but a full slate of high school football happens tonight in Oklahoma and, I assume, in other states. I lost count at 40 games in Oklahoma tonight ( likely more like 60). I have no comment, just that information.