The Florida State vs. Virginia football game has been postponed due to the pandemic.
The rescheduled date has not been announced yet. The game was supposed to be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday. ACC representers said that the decision was made after positive tests, quarantining, and contact tracing with the FSU football team.
League officials said through games on Nov. 21, 69 of the 78 scheduled games have been played. This is the second week in a row FSU has had its game postponed. FSU vs. Clemson did not take place after medical staff from both universities could not agree on playing the game. This story is continuing. This story will be updated as more information will be given.
The Seminoles learned Friday evening one of their players tested positive, a day before, David Coburn the athletic director stated. FSU finished its contact-tracing work Saturday morning. That’s when the program decided that because of the coronavirus, other damages, and opt-outs, only 44 scholarship athletes would be available for the game and that some professional groups would be “depleted nearly entirely.” Coburn commented on this. He said that he was sorry for the fans and the team who had traveled for the match. “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,” he added.
The postponement was made for the second time due to the pandemic.
It’s the second week in a row the Seminoles have had their game called off on the game day. Last week’s concern, however, derived from a positive test with the Tigers, not with the ’Noles. This suspension became official with a notification from the ACC less than 10 hours before the programmed 8 p.m. opening at Doak Campbell Stadium. It’s unclear when, or if FSU (2-6, 1-6 ACC) will be able to host Virginia (4-4, 3-4).
Virginia has games scheduled next week (against Boston College) and Dec. 12 (against rival Virginia Tech). The Seminoles are scheduled to play at Duke next week and do not have a game scheduled for Dec. 12, which is a common open date with Clemson. Dec. 19 could be a probability for FSU and the Cavaliers to meet.
Saturday’s news is the second important scheduling switch for FSU this weekend. On Friday, the women’s basketball team’s game against rival Florida was called off “following discussion with medical staff and negotiations within the two departments,” according to FSU.