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SEC officially postpones Florida vs. LSU, rescheduled for December

Vasha Hunt | USATSI

Vasha Hunt | USATSI

The SEC has officially postponed Florida’s matchup this weekend against the LSU Tigers due to positive COVID-19 tests and mandatory quarantining protocols.

After numerous reports indicated a postponement was a serious possibility, the SEC released the following statement on its official Twitter page, noting that the game has been tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.

“The LSU at Florida FB game of Oct. 17 is postponed due to positive tests & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the Florida FB program,” the SEC stated. “The action is consistent with SEC COVID-19 management requirements. The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.”

This move comes after 18 scholarship players, three walk-ons, and two assistant coaches at Florida reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

Had the SEC moved forward with the game, the Gators would have less than 50 scholarship players available against the Tigers.

“We’ve reached a point where we don’t think it’s appropriate to try to play the game this weekend,” Florida AD Scott Stricklin said today.

After the fourth-ranked Gators were upset by Texas A&M in front of a large crowd at Kyle Field this past weekend, Florida head coach Dan Mullen used his postgame press conference to ask the school’s administration to open up Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to a maximum capacity crowd against LSU this weekend.

Instead, Florida announced Tuesday that five football players had tested positive, followed by Stricklin suspending all football activities just a few hours later, adding that the situation would be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

This is the second SEC game to be postponed this week, with Missouri vs. Vanderbilt also getting pushed back due to positive COVID-19 tests.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for SEC officially postpones Florida vs. LSU, rescheduled for December

  1. BigBluSoTru
    2:52 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

    OMG great news this opens the door for the Cats to take over the East this is our year BBN.

    • Bluehender
      5:36 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

      Troll ^^^^

    • bkeith75
      7:42 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

      Bluehender You are being way too generous calling him just a “troll”. What a sad life it would be to spend time on another team’s site only to post idiotic comments that 98% of the fan base either glazes over or don’t even bother to read because they saw BigBluSoTru is who posted it.

    • Bluehender
      8:27 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

      bk, you’re exactly right. I need to apologize to all the trolls out there for bringing him up to their level.

    • bkeith75
      8:30 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

      Nailed it!

  2. michaelb
    3:07 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

    It’s fact that the lockdowns will not happen again, that being said , what’s the point of the over reactions now? Next man up

  3. grammarpoliceUK
    5:08 pm October 14, 2020 Permalink

    So, it’s kinda funny Mullen wanted to ‘pack the stadium’ this weekend. Now, not only will there not be fans, there won’t be a team there either! Man, Mullen has had to eat a lot of crow this week lol!