COVID forces another Navy PPD, this time vs. Memphis
The Navy-Memphis game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed, the second consecutive week that COVID-19 has nixed a Midshipmen game.
Navy’s game with Tulsa last weekend was also postponed due to the outbreak at the Naval Academy.
“We are disappointed to have to postpone a second game, however protocols and guidelines are very comprehensive both at the Naval Academy and within the American Athletic Conference,” Naval Academy director of athletics Chet Gladchuk said in a statement. “There are a number of medical personnel that have reviewed all the related issues and, in the end, an administrative decision has been made that clearly reflects the safety and welfare of all involved with both institutions.”
Football activities remain paused and the Middies haven’t held a regular practice since Oct. 29.
The American Athletic Conference is determined to make up the game, though Navy and Memphis do not share any open dates through the rest of the season. The same is true for Navy and Tulsa.
Memphis had a game against Houston postponed to December and a contest vs. UTSA canceled due to an outbreak.
–Field Level Media