CONWAY, SC – The Sun Belt conference announced that the conference championship game was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test in the Coastal Carolina football program. Due to the tracking of contacts, an entire group of positions would not be available to play due to a possible exposure and therefore the game cannot be played according to health and safety protocols.
“We are very disappointed that the championship game cannot be played, but we are so proud of all the players and staff and their hard work this really challenging season,” said Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill. “We will honor both teams as co-champions of the Sun Belt 2020 Conference.”
“We are all obviously disappointed with this development and we are hurt for the student-athletes from both institutions, because they will not have the chance to compete for a conference title,” he commented. Matt Hogue, Coastal Carolina Athletics Director. However, compliance with health and safety protocols for our student-athletes has been and remains the first priority. These protocols and guidelines from our medical team fully govern this decision.
Both Coastal Carolina (11-0, 8-0 Sun Belt) and Louisiana (9-1, 7-1 Sun Belt) will prepare for the unannounced post-season home games.
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