Liberty football activities paused, Coastal Carolina game canceled due to coronavirus concerns

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – After a Liberty University quarterback tested positive for the coronavirus, the university announced Thursday morning all football team-related activities are paused due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the football program.

Thursday’s announcement brings Liberty’s regular season schedule to a close, thus canceling Saturday’s top-25 showdown between No. 25 Liberty and No. 14 Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium in South Carolina.

“The decision to pause football activities and cancel Saturday’s game was made by the medical staff at Liberty University. The game will not be rescheduled this season, but will be rescheduled at a future date. This is the first game Liberty has lost in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns,” Liberty University Athletics said in a statement on Thursday.

School officials say Liberty football will resume team-related activities in accordance with health guidelines as soon as the medical staff gives clearance.

The Flames are currently 9-1 for the season and have a ranking of No. 25, according to the latest Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls.

Liberty University says they are awaiting a potential announcement with regard to a bowl game invitation later this month.

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