This weekend's SEC showdown between top-ranked Alabama and defending national champion LSU has become the latest college football game to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The conference announced Tuesday that a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and quarantining will force Saturday's Alabama at LSU game, as well as Texas A&M at Tennessee, to be postponed.
“While it is unfortunate to have multiple postponements in the same week, we began the season with the understanding interruptions to the schedule were possible and we have remained focused throughout the season on the health of everyone around our programs,” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement.
“We must remain vigilant, within our programs and in our communities, to prevent the spread of the virus and to manage activities that contribute to these interruptions.”
The Alabama-LSU game set for Saturday has been postponed. (Photo: Brynn Anderson/The Associated Press)
A day earlier, the SEC announced the postponement of Auburn at Mississippi State until Dec. 12. Texas A&M-Tennessee has also been rescheduled for Dec. 12. However, since Alabama already has a game that day, the Crimson Tide's matchup with LSU is still up in the air.
This makes 15 FBS games just in November already postponed or canceled.
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