Air Force forced to cancel Wyoming game due to rising COVID-19 numbers

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 18:21:05-05

USAFA — Per a release, the Air Force football team will not playing Wyoming this next week due to an upward trending of COVID-19 cases at the Academy, and in the football program.

The game has been determined a “no contest,” per Mountain West COVID protocols.

“We are disappointed to lose a second consecutive game, but the health and safety of our cadets, staff and community is our No. 1 priority at the Academy,” Air Force Director of Athletics Nathan Pine said. “We have seen continued increase in our COVID numbers within the football program and have again eclipsed our threshold for safe competition. We will pause football practices for now and work with our sports medicine staff to determine when it will be safe to restart again.”

This is the second straight game that Air Force has missed, as the program’s game at Army, Nov. 7, was postponed last week.

Air Force is scheduled to play New Mexico next on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. MT at Falcon Stadium.