Troy vs. South Alabama Postponed Due to COVID-19
Saturday's Sun Belt game between Troy and South Alabama has been postponed due to South Alabama experiencing COVID-19 issues according to Stadium's Brett McMurphy. The two schools would like to reschedule but at the moment the first mutual open date for the universities is Dec. 12.
"We are obviously disappointed for our team but certainly respect this decision," Troy Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. "This is a tremendous rivalry game for both teams and fan bases, and I appreciate South Alabama Athletics Director Joel Erdmann and the Sun Belt Conference for their open lines of communication during this process. We look forward to welcoming our great fans back to The Vet on Oct. 10 when we host Texas State in our home opener."
This is the second alteration to the schedule for the Trojans after its season opening game with the University of Louisiana Monroe was moved to Dec. 5 due to the Warhawks were affected by COVID-19.
This is the first game altered for South Alabama on the season although the Jaguars have been dealing with coronavirus issues to varying degrees all throughout the season. South Alabama suspended offseason workouts in mid-July for about a week to handle the virus and have been without several players and staff members in each of the last two weeks.
"This postponement is unfortunate, however it's prudent and wise. Our most significant concern is the well-being of our student-athletes," USA Director of Athletics Joel Erdmann said. "We are looking forward to hosting Troy at Hancock Whitney Stadium at a date to be determined. We appreciate the collaboration and understanding of Troy, and the leadership of the Sun Belt Conference office in working through this situation."