Wake Forest and the ACC announced yesterday that next weekend’s football game against Miami will not be played due to continued positive COVID cases and contact tracing in the Wake Forest program. The Deacs have once again paused all football activities.
"This has been an extremely difficult few weeks for our football program, but pausing activities and our matchup with No. 10 Miami is the right decision to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes." - John Curriehttps://t.co/Llm9t2neQz— Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) November 28, 2020
"It became apparent, based on some test results that we received right before practice today, we needed to pause activities." -- John Currie— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillNOO) November 28, 2020
Handful more of positive tests, Currie says.
The Miami game becomes the fourth Wake Forest schedule change in the last two weeks after the Deacs initially had to postpone the Duke game last Saturday.
The release did use the word “postponed” and not “cancelled”, though at this point it is hard to imagine that the game will be made up with the season ending on December 19 and Wake already scheduled to play two more games—at home against Notre Dame on December 12 and at Louisville on December 19.
Athletic Director John Currie indicated to Conor O’Neill that he did not think Wake had played its last football game of the year.
"How prevalent is it, even in the back of your mind, that this team might have played its last game of the year?" - me— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillNOO) November 28, 2020
"Zero." - Currie
At this point if the Duke’s Mayo Kickoff Classic (which ironically has yet to be played in spite of the fact that it is almost December) is to be played, I don't see any way that the Miami game will be made up.
Get well Deacs. Wear a mask.