A rare Tuesday morning college football game has fallen victim to a not-so-rare 2020 problem.
Western Kentucky’s game at Charlotte was canceled as a result of COVID-19 testing within the 49ers’ program.
It was originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28, before being postponed to Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. ET.
“We had high hopes that we would be able to play,” Charlotte athletic director Mike Hill said in a statement released Monday. “We are disappointed for both teams and appreciate WKU and Conference USA for having worked with us to accommodate the unusual game date and time.
“We’ll continue to follow the advice of our medical professionals as they guide us to the safest outcomes for our student-athletes, coaches and staff. We also recognize that having not played a game since Oct. 31 creates uncertainty for everyone involved. We will continue to make decisions with our student-athletes’ desires and best interests at heart.”
The schedule for Charlotte (2-3, 2-1 C-USA) has been in constant flux this season. Games against North Carolina, Georgia State, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, Gardner-Webb and Marshall were either canceled or postponed. The 49ers have not played since a 53-19 loss at Duke on Oct. 31.
Tuesday’s game was the last one on the schedule for the Hilltoppers (4-6, 3-3).
Hill said the status of Charlotte’s game this Saturday against Florida International will be determined following the results of upcoming tests at both schools.
–Field Level Media