The organizers of two college football playoff games announced on Sunday that they had been called off due to coronavirus cases among players.
Boston College, who were scheduled to face East Carolina University in the Military Bowl on Monday afternoon in Annapolis, Md., Had to withdraw from the game because they did not have enough players to field a team, said the sporting director Pat Kraft, with a virus case exacerbating transfers and end-of-season injuries.
the Fenway bowl had its second consecutive cancellation. The University of Virginia and Southern Methodist University were scheduled to play Wednesday at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, but Virginia had coronavirus cases on its roster that prevented it from participating. The bowl was first announced in 2019, but has yet to have its inaugural edition.
The games are the last of the sport’s playoffs affected by the pandemic.
Last week, the University of Hawaii withdrew from its Hawaii Bowl clash against the University of Memphis over coronavirus cases within the program.
And Rutgers University entered the Gator Bowl after the University of Texas A&M retired due to virus issues and late-season injuries. Rutgers will play at Wake Forest University on Friday in Jacksonville, Florida.
Last week, the college football playoffs warned that all four teams in Friday’s semi-finals – Alabama No.1, Michigan No.2, Georgia No.3 and Cincinnati No.4 – could face the possibility of forfeits if they could. not play.
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