UAB Football Team Cancels Next 2 Games Due To Coronavirus Tests

Michael Seale
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BIRMINGHAM, AL — As the improbable college football season amid the coronacirus pandemic continues in 2020, UAB is the latest college football team to cancel games due to positive COVID-19 tests within its program.

Due to multiple COVID-19 positive tests and subsequent contact tracing within the UAB football program, Saturday's game against North Texas and next Friday's game at UTEP have been canceled.

The game at UTEP was initially moved to Midland, Tex., at Grande Communications Stadium due to a COVID outbreak in El Paso. However, tje news from UAB of positive tests within the Blazer program caused the outrighr cancellation of the game.

UAB officials said the schools will work with the league office on rescheduling the game. UAB will return to action Nov. 27 when the Blazers host Southern Miss at Legion Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on CBS Sports Network.

"Although it is disappointing we cannot play this weekend, the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans is the most important factor in our decision," said UAB Director of Athletics Mark Ingram. "These are unprecedented times and we appreciate the patience of our fan base as we navigate this situation together."

This article originally appeared on the Birmingham Patch