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FIU-Charlotte Postponed Due To Increase Of Positive COVID-19 Cases

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Saturday’s matchup between FIU and Charlotte has been postponed after an increase in COVID-19 positive results within the Panther football program.

In addition, all team activities have been paused out of an abundance of caution, the school announced.

Following last week’s loss to Middle Tennessee State, FIU coach Butch Davis told reporters that the team had 17 players test “false-positive” for COVID-19.

“You hate to talk about all this kind of stuff like that,” Davis said. “They ended up having to test like three times to get three negatives before the laboratory would tell the conference to tell our medical people that they were not positive.”

Will the game be rescheduled?

Both schools do not have matching openings throughout the rest of the season. With that said, the game will most likely be made-up in December, as both teams have their schedules filled out until after November 28.

“We will work closely with the conference and FIU to attempt to reschedule this game in December, Charlotte Director of Athletics Mike Hill said.

The C-USA moved the date for the conference championship to December 18, which will give FIU and Charlotte some time to make up the game.

What does this mean for FIU’s match against Jacksonville State on October 23?

There is currently no further update on how long the Panthers will pause their team activities, which could impact whether or not the Jacksonville State game is played next Saturday.

Born and raised in Miami, Anthony is the Sports Editor for his school paper and a High School B-Ball player. Founder and Owner of 305Sports, Anthony covers all Miami Sports.

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