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Scratch Tuesday's Charlotte-Western Kentucky football game
COVID-19 infection within 49ers program
 
Published Monday, November 30, 2020 2:00 pm
by Ashley Mahoney

CHARLOTTE ATHLETICS
Charlotte football cancelled Tuesday's Conference USA East game against Western Kentucky due to COVID-19 infection with the 49ers program.

Time is running out for Charlotte 49ers football.

The program announced the cancelation of Tuesday’s Conference USA East Division game against Western Kentucky today due to COVID-19 infection within Charlotte’s program. The game had already been postponed from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 due to the virus by Charlotte.  The 49ers have not played since Oct. 31 against non-conference opponent Duke.

“We had high hopes that we would be able to play,” 49ers Director of Athletics Mike Hill said in a statement. “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." 

Charlotte is 2-3, 2-1 in Conference USA. Their last four games have been canceled or postponed, including non-conference opponent Gardner-Webb on Nov. 14 as well as conference opponents Middle Tennessee, Marshall and now Western Kentucky. Earlier postponements/cancelations included non-conference games against North Carolina and Georgia State in September. Charlotte’s Oct. 17 postponement versus Florida International was rescheduled for Dec. 5 as the 49ers’ season finale with the final decision about the game’s fate based on testing results from both programs. The C-USA championship is scheduled for Dec. 18 (it was originally slated for Dec. 5).

 

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