MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The University of Miami Hurricanes are rescheduling three upcoming football games due to positive COVID-19 cases and quarantining of players.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a series of rescheduled ACC football games, which includes the three Miami games.READ MORE: 'Once In A Lifetime Event': Florida Man Spots 5 Elusive Florida Panthers In Single Day, 4 At The Same Time
UM did manage to play at Virginia Tech on Saturday but it was touch and go. Thirteen players were held out.
“We are disappointed that we will not be able to play the next two weeks as scheduled but this decision was made in the best interests of the health and safety of all teams,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “The health and safety of our student-athletes is always our top priority and we will continue to follow the conference’s protocols in order to safely and responsibly return to play.”
The Hurricanes’ last three regular season games are now scheduled as follows:
Saturday, Dec. 5
Miami at Wake Forest (previously scheduled for Saturday, November 28)READ MORE: United Teachers Of Dade President Karla Hernández-Mats Thanks President Biden For Making Vaccines Available For Teachers
Saturday, Dec. 12
North Carolina at Miami (previously scheduled for Saturday, December 5)
Saturday, Dec. 19
Georgia Tech at Miami (previously scheduled for Saturday, November 21) **
The Georgia Tech game will only be played if Miami is not in the ACC Football Championship Game and if the result of the Georgia Tech at Miami game would not directly impact the determination of which two teams do play in the league championship game.MORE NEWS: Attorneys Say Pressure To Deliver Caused Uber Eats Driver’s Crash That Resulted In South Florida Teen’s Death
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.