The sport between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours earlier than kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from each colleges couldn’t agree it was protected to play.
The Tigers realized a day earlier certainly one of their gamers examined constructive for COVID-19, an individual with data of the state of affairs instructed The Related Press.
The Atlantic Coast Convention introduced the postponement, though it didn’t element whether or not the sport at Florida State was referred to as off due to coronavirus points.
The one that spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity mentioned the postponement stemmed from a constructive take a look at Clemson obtained Friday after touring to Tallahassee. That unidentified participant had examined destructive on campus this week regardless of displaying signs.
The particular person didn’t want to be recognized as a result of Clemson had not disclosed the rationale for the postponement.
No make-up date was introduced, however Florida State coach Mike Norvell mentioned he hoped it could be in December. The Seminoles are scheduled to play Virginia subsequent Saturday.
Clemson’s lone open date is Dec. 12. The ACC championship recreation is Dec. 19.
Star Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was scheduled to make his first begin since Oct. 24. He has missed the previous two video games, together with the 47-40 double time beyond regulation loss at Notre Dame, after testing constructive for COVID-19.
Norvell had additionally examined constructive for the virus in September, lacking the Seminoles’ recreation with Miami.
Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich mentioned the college had adopted all ACC protocol within the week resulting in the sport.
”We now look forward to returning to motion subsequent week towards Pitt for Senior Day and Army Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium,” Radakovich mentioned in a press release.
On Friday, Clemson mentioned in its weekly report on virus testing that 18 members of the athletic division examined constructive this week, together with 13 athletes. The varsity doesn’t element which athletes or sports activities are concerned.
The ACC additionally introduced a number of schedule adjustments. The Louisville at Boston Faculty recreation just lately moved to Dec. 12 will probably be performed Nov. 28.
Wake Forest’s recreation at Louisville will probably be performed Dec. 19 as an alternative of Nov. 28. The Demon Deacons’ recreation with Duke, which was referred to as off for this week, is not going to be rescheduled.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe mentioned canceling the Wake Forest recreation was the precise factor to do given what his gamers have handled this season.
”Our gamers have been explicitly compliant, and persevering with their remoted housing situations with out tutorial nor social settings for an extra two weeks wouldn’t be acceptable on this unsettling time,” Cutcliffe mentioned in a press release.
There have been 18 postponements this week out of 62 scheduled video games. It’s the 81st on the season since schedules had been set in late August and believed to be the primary recreation postponed on the day of the sport.
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