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Saturday's UVA football game pushed back due to COVID-19 positives at Louisville

Virginia Louisville Football
Posted at 8:20 PM, Nov 04, 2020

Charlottesville, VA (VirginiaSports.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Louisville at Virginia football game will be tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. on the ACC Network. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Scott Stadium.

Both teams had an off weekend for Nov. 14 on their 2020 schedules.

The rescheduling follows a decision by The University of Louisville to pause all team-related football activities indefinitely due to a heightened quantity of positive COVID-19 tests and accompanying contact tracing measures among the Cardinals’ staff and team members, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra announced on Wednesday.

“We are taking a precautionary measure to pause due the number of student-athletes and staff that have been impacted by the virus,” said Tyra. “With Virginia and us both having a bye week on November 14, we are fortunate to reschedule the game for that date. It also avails us a chance to gauge any further spread of the virus. Test results from both Friday and Sunday will dictate when we return to team activities. We appreciate the ACC and Virginia working with us at this time.”

As was previously announced, the 2020 ACC Football scheduling model includes 11 games (10 conference plus one non-conference), played over at least 13 weeks with each team having two open dates.