We’re solely at some point by the work week and already two Energy 5 faculty soccer video games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week’s postponements convey to 6 the overall variety of Energy 5 video games which were postponed this season — together with the primary within the SEC. In all, 23 FBS video games have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic within the 2020 season.
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Sporting Information is monitoring all of the Energy 5 video games which were postponed for Week 7 and can maintain a operating schedule of each remaining Energy 5 staff:
Postponed Week 7 faculty soccer video games
No. 7 Oklahoma State at Baylor
The Massive 12 Convention on Sunday introduced the postponement of the Cowboys-Bears sport in Waco, Texas, attributable to an outbreak inside the Bears program. The sport will probably be rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12; the convention’s championship sport is scheduled for that weekend or Dec. 19, relying on which groups will compete within the championship.
Per the Massive 12’s launch:
“The Massive 12 Convention pronounces the postponement of the Saturday, Oct. 17, Oklahoma State at Baylor soccer sport. Upon the advice of medical advisors, Baylor is suspending soccer operations quickly after a number of constructive COVID-19 check outcomes. The sport has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 12. The Dr Pepper Massive 12 Championship stays tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12 or 19 pending sport outcomes wanted to find out the championship sport contributors.”
Baylor halted all soccer operations Thursday “to permit for additional analysis of latest constructive exams and the completion of shut contact tracing, with the hope of taking part in the Cowboys the following week.” Three days later, the Bears had been pressured to postpone due to “vital improve in constructive COVID-19 circumstances,” which precipitated an unnamed place group to fall beneath the Massive 12’s minimal threshold of accessible gamers.
Baylor didn’t initially report what number of gamers produced constructive coronavirus check outcomes however, per a report from Max Olson of The Athletic, that quantity contains 28 soccer gamers and 14 staff staffers.
Sunday’s announcement marks the third sport involving Baylor that has been postponed or canceled this season. The primary got here in Week 2, when the Bears’ scheduled sport in opposition to Louisiana Tech was indefinitely postponed as a result of 38 Bulldogs gamers examined constructive for the coronavirus after Hurricane Laura hit the state of Louisiana.
Ten days later, Baylor’s scheduled sport in opposition to Houston — organized after the Louisiana Tech opener was canceled — was additionally postponed due to the Bears “not assembly the Massive 12 Convention COVID-19 sport cancellation thresholds.” The Massive 12 earlier within the month had mandated that every one groups should be capable of discipline a 53-player roster order to play a sport.
Vanderbilt at Missouri
The SEC on Monday introduced that this sport, to be held in Columbia, Mo., was postponed to Dec. 12 following constructive exams amongst Vanderbilt gamers. It’s the first postponed sport of the season within the SEC.
NEWS: The Vanderbilt at Missouri FB sport of Oct. 17 is postponed attributable to constructive exams & subsequent quarantine of people inside the Vanderbilt FB program. The motion is per SEC COVID-19 administration necessities. The sport is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.
— Southeastern Convention (@SEC) October 12, 2020
Per a launch from Vanderbilt, the cancellation was necessitated by a scarcity of accessible scholarship gamers (the SEC requires a minimal of 53, similar because the Massive 12) attributable to quarantine of affected gamers and get in touch with tracing.
“As a consequence of a scarcity of accessible scholarship student-athletes, the Oct. 17 soccer sport at Missouri will probably be postponed to a later date. The motion is per Southeastern Convention COVID-19 administration necessities developed by the SEC’s Return to Exercise and Medical Steerage Process Power, which features a minimal threshold of not less than 53 scholarship student-athletes obtainable to take part. The scarcity of accessible scholarship student-athletes is because of the quarantining of people with constructive exams and people designated as shut contacts, together with accidents and opt-outs.”
Per a report from The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach, Vanderbilt almost missed that threshold in a 41-7 loss to South Carolina in Week 6.
LSU at No. 10 Florida
LSU and Florida on Wednesday introduced their frequently scheduled Week 7 sport in Gainesville, Fla., can be postponed attributable to a rise in constructive coronavirus exams among the many Gators’ gamers, coaches and employees. A tentative make-up date has been introduced for Dec. 12 in Gainesville.
Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after Florida was pressured to pause all soccer actions attributable to a rise in COVID-19 constructive exams. Three days prior, Florida coach Dan Mullen known as for followers to “pack The Swamp” following a 41-38 loss to Texas A&M at Kyle Discipline.
Florida on Tuesday listed 5 positives on the staff, although stories urged that quantity was truly 19. Per the Gators’ Wednesday launch, the variety of constructive exams amongst soccer gamers was 21: three walk-ons and 18 scholarship gamers. Florida’s obtainable roster for Saturday’s sport is fewer than 50 gamers; the SEC’s minimal COVID threshold to play is 53.
Stated Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin: “Thankfully, all those that are constructive on this occasion, together with some coaches and a few soccer employees, they appear to be both asymptomatic or solely experiencing gentle signs in order that’s clearly a constructive proper now and hopefully they will proceed to not have extra extreme signs.”
Week 7 Energy 5 faculty soccer schedule
Saturday, Oct. 17
|Sport||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|No. 1 Clemson at Georgia Tech||Midday||ABC|
|Pitt at No. 13 Miami||Midday||ACC Community|
|No.15 Auburn at South Carolina||Midday||ESPN|
|Kentucky at No. 18 Tennessee||Midday||SEC Community|
|Kansas at West Virginia||Midday||Fox|
|Louisville at No. four Notre Dame||2:30 p.m||NBC|
|Duke at N.C. State||3:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Ole Miss at Arkansas||3:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|No. 11 Texas A&M at Mississippi State||four p.m.||SECN|
|Virginia at Wake Forest||four p.m.||ACCN|
|No. 5 North Carolina at Florida State||7:30 p.m.||ABC|
|No. Three Georgia at No. 2 Alabama||eight p.m.||CBS|
|Boston Faculty at No. 23 Virginia Tech||eight p.m.||ACCN|