World News – AU – Hilltoppers, 49ers try again while C-USA juggles the schedule

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The USA conference announced on Wednesday that the Hilltoppers and 49ers will try again this season. The game, originally scheduled for November. 28 before moving to and then moved back on Tuesday, is set for a noon ET start on Sunday in Charlotte.

The announcement comes after the FIU canceled its scheduled Saturday game in Charlotte due to COVID-19 problems in the Panthers program.

Elsewhere at the conference, the Middle Tennessee game scheduled for Saturday at UAB has been canceled, according to a Middle Tennessee statement.

The league said matchups for the last week of the regular season – Dec. . 11 and 12 – is determined « at the latest » as Sunday.

« The most important aspect is the health and safety of our student athletes. We felt it was not fair for them or our program to be able to play this game, « said MTSU sporting director Chris Massaro in a statement. « We only had 49 scholarship holders and we also had to play against guys who were injured. This is not a situation we want to put them in.

« It’s been a disappointing day for our program and fan base, but this is an unfortunate outcome of the pandemic. Our players have done a remarkable job throughout the year to tackle all of these uncertainties. « 

The schedule for Charlotte (2-3, 2-1 C-USA) has been constantly changing this season. Games against North Carolina, Georgia State, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, Gardner-Webb and Marshall were either canceled or postponed. The 49ers haven’t played since a 53:19 loss to Duke in October. 31.

FIU (0-5, 0-3) has also messed up its schedule with postponements and cancellations. The Panthers have lost games at UTEP and now at Charlotte, and also lost a home game against Louisiana Tech.

Conference USA announced on Wednesday that the Hilltoppers and 49ers will try to play again this season. The game, originally scheduled for November. 28 before moving to and then moved back on Tuesday, is set for a noon ET start on Sunday in Charlotte.

The announcement comes after the FIU canceled its scheduled Saturday game in Charlotte due to COVID-19 problems in the Panthers program.

Elsewhere at the conference, the Middle Tennessee game scheduled for Saturday at UAB has been canceled, according to a Middle Tennessee statement.

The league said matchups for the last week of the regular season – Dec. . 11 and 12 – is determined « at the latest » as Sunday.

« The most important aspect is the health and safety of our student athletes. We felt it was not fair for them or our program to be able to play this game, « said MTSU sporting director Chris Massaro in a statement. « We only had 49 scholarship holders and we also had to play against guys who were injured. This is not a situation we want to put them in.

« It’s been a disappointing day for our program and fan base, but this is an unfortunate outcome of the pandemic. Our players have done a remarkable job throughout the year to tackle all of these uncertainties. « 

The schedule for Charlotte (2-3, 2-1 C-USA) has been constantly changing this season. Games against North Carolina, Georgia State, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, Gardner-Webb and Marshall were either canceled or postponed. The 49ers haven’t played since a 53:19 loss to Duke in October. 31.

FIU (0-5, 0-3) has also messed up its schedule with postponements and cancellations. The Panthers have lost games at UTEP and now at Charlotte, and also lost a home game against Louisiana Tech.

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