UConn cancels football season because of COVID-19

UConn has canceled competition for its football program for the 2020-21 season because of COVID-19 concerns, the university announced Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2020, 12:53 PM

Updated 1,410 days ago

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UConn has canceled competition for its football program for the 2020-21 season because of COVID-19 concerns, the university announced Wednesday.
The University of Connecticut Department of Athletics announced in a press release that "After receiving guidance from state and public health officials and consulting with football student-athletes, we've decided that we will not compete on the gridiron this season." 
Director of Athletics David Benedict says "The safety challenges created by COVID-19 place our football student-athletes at an unacceptable level of risk."
 
Members of the team will remain enrolled in classes, either virtually or in person, as full-time students at UConn. The team members will also retain access to facilities and support services in accordance with NCAA rules, ensuring that student-athletes remain on track academically and developmentally.


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