Wake Forest, Duke won’t play Saturday amid COVID-19 issues
Wake Forest and Duke will not play their scheduled game on Saturday because of positive COVID-19 tests, the quarantine of close contacts and injuries affecting the Demon Deacons.
This becomes the second Atlantic Coast Conference game this week to be postponed, following the Miami-Georgia Tech contest.
“We are obviously extremely disappointed that we will be unable to play Duke this Saturday,” Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said in a statement. “The opportunity to bounce back this weekend was something that our student-athletes and staff were looking forward to. However, we have and always will keep our players safety at the forefront of our decision-making process.”
The Demon Deacons (4-3, 3-3 ACC) lost a heartbreaker to North Carolina last weekend, squandering a 21-point second-half lead in a 59-53 defeat.
Wake Forest said it would work with the ACC and Duke to attempt to reschedule the game.
–Field Level Media