South Florida head coach Jeff Scott
Sep 12, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; South Florida Bulls head coach Jeff Scott, left, celebrates with Associate Director of Athletics Brian Siegrist while walking off the field after the game against the Citadel Bulldogs at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a pattern developing around the college football world. It’s not great. One day after it was announced that Notre Dame’s game against Wake Forest slated for Saturday was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak involving the Irish, we have some more bad news.

The team Notre Dame blew out by the score of 52-0 last week, South Florida, has just postponed its game against Florida Atlantic slated for this coming Saturday.

It can’t be a coincidence that the Bulls had to postpone their game mere days after taking on Notre Dame in South Bend. As noted in the report, it is because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the South Florida football program.

This is just a continuation of massive COVID-related issues around the college football world.

College football schedule and COVID-19

This comes on the same week that the SEC is slated to open up its 2020 season. It also comes with the Big Ten season set to start in less than a month.

We’ve seen some major outbreaks of COVID-19 within each Power 5 conference over the past several months. That includes a stunning number of cases on campus at Alabama.

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It was always going to be hard to complete a college season amid a pandemic. That’s especially true with universities around the United States acting as a hotbed for the virus.

We have absolutely no idea what this means for the remainder of the college football season. Further outbreaks could very well halt the campaign in its tracks.

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What we do know is that the NFL is seeing no such issues. Is there a correlation between the campus lifestyle and the COVID-19 spread around the college football world? This is a major question the powers that be must be asking themselves right now.

We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available leading up to college football Week 4.

Vincent Frank
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