We're going to go back to corn hole tournaments on Saturday if this keeps up.
The Charlotte 49ers, scrambling to avoid losing another game to COVID-related problems, have announced that their home game against Western Kentucky has been rescheduled from Saturday to next Tuesday.
The teams will play at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1 at Richardson Stadium, with CBS Sports Network carrying the game live.
49ers’ officials say the new date allows the football program to clear COVID-19 protocols that would have prevented the team from playing Western Kentucky on Saturday.
The last time Charlotte played football, area children were trick-or-treating. The 49ers lost on Oct. 31 at Duke and have had three consecutive games postponed or canceled — due to COVID problems either with the 49ers or their scheduled opponent.
“We appreciate WKU working with us and the league office to make this game happen,” Mike Hill, the 49ers’ athletics director, said. “It took some creativity, but we are willing to look at all options to reward our student-athletes for all the work they continue to put forth.”
It means the 49ers will be scheduled for two home games in a little more than 96 hours. They are slated to host Florida International at noon Dec. 5.
Charlotte still has an open date on its schedule for Dec. 12, but the 49ers have a pair of postponed Conference USA games to reschedule, against Middle Tennessee and Marshall.
49ers’ officials say there will be no public sale of tickets for next Tuesday’s game.
One of the ADs wants to play Minny and Wisky on champions week.These are newly canceled:
Southern Miss - UAB (was to be last game at Legion Field)
LaTech - FIU (FIU lacks healthy players, no surprise they've had several games canceled because of their roster issues this year)
Tulsa - Houston (issues with Houston)
Minnesota - Wisconsin (Wisconsin now falls outside of the minimum number of games to be eligible for league title shot)
Utah - Arizona State (will be third straight week ASU hasn't played, ASU doesn't have minimum scholarship players available).
Ok. Wake/State and Okla/OSU games were played this year (111 years in a row starting in 1910) and will be tied for longest uninterrupted series if neither Minnesota/Wisconsin nor Clemson/USC is played.Minn/Wisconsin canceled? That means the two longest-running annual series are being interrupted. That means the longest uninterrupted will be UVA/VPI, Miss/State, or is it . . . Wake/State? Can’t remember which is the longest of those three, but one will take over for Minn/Wisconsin unless . . .
Would be cool if South Carolina could be persuaded to nut up and play the Tigers on 12/12 for the 112th straight year. Both teams have an open date.