College football bowls cancellations: updated list of games canceled by COVID-19 for 2021-22
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The college football season has been cut short for a number of teams.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the world this winter, several bowl games have been called off due to the growing number of cases across various teams.
For some bowl games, teams may have found a replacement opponent to allow the game to continue. This was the case in the Gator Bowl, after Texas A&M had to withdraw from the game. Rutgers stepped in to fill in the match to face Wake Forest in the match.
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College football games canceled by COVID-19
Several games of bowling have been canceled due to COVID-19. Here’s a look at those that have been canceled so far in the 2021-22 bowl season.
- December 24: Hawai’i Bowl – Hawai’i vs. Memphis
- December 27: Military Bowl – Boston College vs. East Carolina
- December 29: Fenway Bowl – Virginia v SMU
- December 31st : Arizona Bowl – Boise State vs. Central Michigan
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So far, four bowl games have already been canceled altogether.
Mid-Michigan will now face Washington State at the Sun Bowl on December 31 after both teams lost their original opponents due to COVID-19 issues. Miami had to drop out of the Sun Bowl and Boise State pulled out of the Arizona Bowl.
“We are grateful for the diligent work of the Sun Bowl Association, Pac-12 Conference, Mid-American Conference and Central Michigan University to ensure that the 2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is played,” said the Washington State athletic director Pat Chun. in a report. “Special thanks to CMU Athletic Director Amy Folan and Head Coach Jim McElwain for prioritizing the bowl experience for both teams, especially the seniors who will be playing their last game of football. university.”
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