FCS opponent cancels football contest against Navy
The first major cancellation involving a college football team at the FBS level has been reported.
According to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic, Lafayette College has notified Navy that it will not make the visit to Annapolis for the matchup scheduled for Sept. 12. Per the report, Lafayette will not have enough time to meet medical advisory guidelines that the FBS level has established.
Navy is now scrambling to find a new opponent for the Sept. 12 game.
Lafayette College has notified Navy that its football program will not make the trip to Annapolis for the Sept. 12 game.
(Lafayette will not bring back its football team to campus with enough time to meet medical advisory guidelines established by the FBS.)
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) July 3, 2020
This announcement is the first cancellation involving an FBS program. Games and even seasons at the FCS, Division II and Division III levels have already experienced some cancellations.
Two Division III programs and one Division II school has decided to nix fall sports for the upcoming season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Ivy League is set to make a decision on what the 2020 season will look like next week.
No final decisions have been made regarding the football season at the FBS level. But a cancellation this late in the game certainly isn’t a good sign.