The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule, with the Sept. 12 game between Lafayette College and Navy the latest to be canceled.
Lafayette informed the Naval Academy that it cannot bring its football team back to campus in time to meet medical advisory guidelines. Therefore, the game will not be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Navy, which already had its Aug. 29 opener against Notre Dame moved out of Ireland because of the pandemic, is seeking to fill the date with another opponent.
Several other games have already been wiped from the schedule.
The Southern-Tennessee State game in Detroit on Sept. 5 and the annual Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis on Sept. 12, featuring Jackson State versus Tennessee State, have been canceled.
In addition, Southern’s home game on Sept. 12 against Florida A&M has been called off. The cancellation was initiated by Southern University, a decision based on concerns about COVID-19.
Jackson State also canceled its Sept. 5 opener against Langston University. Langston and other N.A.I.A. schools have been prohibited from playing before Sept. 12.
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