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USF - Navy Football Game Postponed Due To COVID-19 Concerns

USF football player catches a ball while a teammate and opponent look on.
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USF wide receiver Bryce Miller (#19) catches a pass during USF's loss to Tulsa 42-13 Oct. 23 at Raymond James Stadium. The Bulls' game Saturday vs. Navy has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

This Saturday's USF home football game against Navy has been postponed as the Bulls deal with coronavirus issues and other injuries.

For the second time this season, a University of South Florida football game is being postponed because of COVID-19 complications.

This Saturday's home game versus Navy will not be played as the team deals with coronavirus issues and other injuries.

“We are disappointed that we will be unable to play Navy this week,”
USF Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly said in a press release. “Our student-athletes are continuing to work hard with energy and enthusiasm, and look forward to the opportunity to compete and get better each week.

“However, all our decisions start with the health and safety of our student-athletes as our first priority and we reached a point this week where the decision was clear that it was in their best interest to postpone this week’s game.”

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Bulls had just 64 people on its roster Wednesday and needed to take the unusual step of having graduate assistants fill out their practice squad.

USF will work with the American Athletic Conference and Navy on a potential date to reschedule the game.

USF postponed its September 26th game with Florida Atlantic University after concerns over COVID-19 were raised after the Bulls played Notre Dame a week earlier. The game with F-A-U has not yet been rescheduled.

Mark Schreiner is the assistant news director and intern coordinator for WUSF News.
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