Game between Clemson-Florida State postponed

Game between Clemson-Florida State postponed
Clemson Tigers (Source: WMBF)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WIS) - Saturday’s game between Clemson and Florida State has been postponed, according to ACC officials.

“Our first priority is the health of our student-athletes, and I appreciate the protocols that have been put in place by FSU and the ACC to ensure everyone’s health while allowing us to play this season,” head coach Mike Norvell said. “It’s unfortunate that we will not have the opportunity to compete today, but we hope to be able to play Clemson in December. I am thankful for the support and coordination between our administration, Clemson, and the ACC office. Our team will now turn our focus to hosting Virginia next week.”

The game was initially scheduled to be played at noon. The Tigers were set to return to action from their bye week against the Seminoles. However, the decision was made Saturday morning when medical personnel from both teams were not able to agree on moving forward with the game.

A source has confirmed with WIS that a backup lineman for Clemson tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday on his third test. According to the source, Clemson wanted to play the game on Sunday or Monday, but the team was informed Saturday morning that FSU has opted to postpone.

“We are disappointed that we will not be able to play today’s game against Florida State,” said Clemson athletics director Dan Radakovich. “Clemson has followed all of the ACC’s protocol in preparation for this game. We now look ahead to returning to action next week against Pitt for Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium.”

Clemson is slated to host Pittsburgh on November 28.

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