MTSU - UAB game canceled due to COVID-19

MTSU football
Posted at 4:28 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 17:30:21-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Middle Tennessee State University game against UAB on Sunday has been canceled due to injuries, COVID-19 and contact tracing within the Blue Raider program, according to MTSU.

"The most important aspect is the health and safety of our student-athletes and we felt it was not fair to them or our program to be able to play this game," Middle Tennessee director of athletics Chris Massaro stated in a write-up on the MTSU website. "We were down to 49 scholarship players and would also have to play guys coming right off injuries. That is not a situation we want to put them in.

"It's a disappointing day for our program and fan base, but this is an unfortunate outcome of the pandemic. Our players have done a remarkable job all year in navigating all these uncertainties."