No. 7 Cincinnati's football game at Temple on Saturday has been canceled and will be declared a no contest due to positive COVID-19 cases and the ensuing contact tracing of athletes at both schools.
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- No. 7 Cincy sees Temple game canceled for virus
- SMU-Temple pushed back two days, AAC says
- Midshipmen OK'd to be at home game vs. Temple
- Temple wants more prep; Navy game moved
For the first time all season, all Power 5 conferences were in action Saturday. Notre Dame had one of the weekend's biggest wins, while Michigan struggled for the second straight week.
The league made the schedule adjustment to "allow for the best chance of its being played in its scheduled week."
Navy's Brigade of Midshipmen can attend Saturday's home game between Navy and Temple at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium after Maryland officials relaxed some pandemic-imposed attendance restrictions.
The CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack make their Week 6 picks, David Hale previews Clemson-Miami and Alex Scarborough checks in on the SEC
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast talking about the Red River Rivalry, David’s Dude of the Week Gervon Dexter from Florida, a sneaky good UNC-Virginia Tech game and their Week 6 picks. Next, David Hale joins the pod to discuss Clemson-Miami, Dabo Swinney to the Texans chatter and the second rung of teams in the ACC (34:43). Later, Alex Scarborough hops on to get into Alabama’s balance, the quarterback situation at Georgia and Jimbo Fisher not turning the corner at Texas A&M (48:25).
BBTN: Pollack & Negandhi get into a potential mid-October start for the Big Ten and the Sun Belt's domination over the Big 12
David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi kick off the podcast with the news of Ohio State corner Shaun Wade opting out of the season as it looks increasingly likely the Big Ten will start in mid-October. Then, the guys get into the big weekend for the Sun Belt against the Big 12, Spencer Rattler’s dazzling debut, the slow starts in the ACC and Florida State losing to Georgia Tech.
Temple's opener at Navy has been pushed back to Oct. 10 as the Owls seek more time to prepare for the season.
AAC athletes have reportedly circulated their own proposal to multiple schools within the conference, listing 10 concerns, including coronavirus safety issues and a percentage of revenues, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.
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