Another day, another college football game postponed or canceled due to Covid-19.
This time it’s the Marshall Thundering Herd who were set to take on the FIU Panthers this weekend in Miami. But a “lack of available scholarship student-athletes” will prevent the Friday night tilt on CBS Sports Network from happening.
Due to FIU football’s lack of available scholarship student-athletes, the Oct. 30 game against Marshall will be postponed to a later date.
The action follows Conference USA COVID-19 guidelines, which require a threshold for the game to be played safely. The shortage is due to quarantining of COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing, as well as injuries.
The game does have title implications, as Marshall is ranked #19 and 5-0 overall, 3-0 in Conference USA’s East Division. It’s been a rough year for the Panthers, who despite beating the crosstown rival Miami Hurricanes last year, are 0-1 in the league and 1-2 overall.
FIU’s game with Charlotte scheduled for October 17th was also postponed.