ATLANTA — Georgia Tech football is the latest program in a long list of schools to have a game postponed this weekend because of COVID-19.
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The Yellow Jackets were scheduled to play Pitt this weekend, but the University of Pittsburgh announced on Twitter it had suspended all football activities because of coronavirus.
The game has been rescheduled for Saturday Dec. 12.
Georgia Tech’s game this Saturday vs Pitt has been postponed. They game will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 12th— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) November 12, 2020
Pitt Football has paused all team activities due to COVID-related protocols.— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) November 12, 2020
The Panthers' game at Georgia Tech has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12.https://t.co/JZrmbbuj6q
On Wednesday the Southeastern Conference postponed the Georgia Bulldogs game against Missouri because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Tigers locker room.
The SEC tweeted that the game is postponed because of “positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantine of individuals within the Missouri football program.”
No. 1 Alabama at LSU and No. 5 Texas A&M at Tennessee will also not play Saturday because of COVID-19 issues
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Alabama-LSU is typically one of the most anticipated games of the college football season. Last year, the Tigers broke a long losing streak in the series and won a thriller in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that propelled them to an SEC championship and national title.
This year’s game was scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. EST and be broadcast by CBS, following the network’s coverage of the Masters golf major. The pandemic forced the Masters to be postponed from April.
AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg in Baltimore contributed to this report.