Miami Hurricanes have games rescheduled due to COVID-19

David Furones, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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The recent COVID-19 outbreak on the Miami Hurricanes football team has now forced the rescheduling of UM’s final three regular-season games.

Miami’s home game against Georgia Tech that was scheduled for Saturday night will now be the regular season finale, on Dec. 19. The game will only be played if Miami is not in the ACC Championship Game and if the result wouldn’t determine which two teams play in the conference title game.

What was the following game, at Wake Forest, originally scheduled for Nov. 28, will now be on Dec. 5.

That was the original date for UM’s regular season finale, at home against North Carolina. That game against the Tar Heels will now be on Dec. 12.

UM’s administration has a policy of not releasing the number of players who have tested positive, as opposed to public universities in the state.

However, Miami (7-1, 6-1 ACC) had 13 players unavailable for its 25-24 win at Virginia Tech on Saturday and was without 11 players for its victory the previous week at North Carolina State.

“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,” Miami athletic director Blake James said in a statement. “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.”

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