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Upcoming Navy game postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases at Naval Academy

Posted at 11:29 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 11:29:18-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Saturday's Navy football game against Tulsa has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases at the Naval Academy and the ensuing quarantine of student-athletes.

Although Tulsa and Navy do not share a common open date through the rest of the 2020 season, The American will consider a number of options with regard to the playing of the contest.

Navy has also paused all football activities.

"We are disappointed not to face Tulsa this weekend, however protocols and guidelines are very comprehensive both at the Naval Academy and within the American Athletic Conference," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. "There are a number of medical personnel that have reviewed all the related issues and, in the end, an administrative decision has been made that clearly reflects the safety and welfare of all involved with both institutions."