Nov 25, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles helmet lays on the field against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Virginia-Fla. St. game ppd. amid coronavirus issues

The Virginia-Florida State game scheduled for Saturday night was postponed after positive coronavirus tests and contact trace quarantines with the Seminoles, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced.

Per the ACC, the Florida State team is “adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

Florida State athletic director David Coburn announced the following statement:

“Our team underwent the mandated third-party testing yesterday and learned late last night that we had one positive test. Contact tracing this morning determined that, with opt-outs and injuries, we had just 44 scholarship players for the game, with some position groups depleted almost entirely.

“We deeply regret that many Florida State and Virginia fans have already traveled to the game as well as Virginia’s team. We simply had no way of knowing we would not be playing until this morning. We made every effort to play, but we could not do so in a way that was safe for the players.”

This marks the second straight week that a Florida State game was postponed mere hours before kickoff. The Seminoles’ clash against Clemson was also postponed after both schools could not agree about whether the game was safe to be played.

Neither game involving Florida State has been rescheduled as of yet.

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