Georgia Tech and Pitt announced on Thursday that this Saturday’s football matchup between the two programs is postponed — due to COVID-19 protocols at Pittsburgh.
According to Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke, “Our football program will pause all activities. Our protocols have prepared us to anticipate and manage these circumstances. Our top priority will always be the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff.”
The game, which was set for Atlanta, is the ninth game scheduled for this week that’s been canceled or postponed. All of this is backdropped by the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to surge at dangerous rates all across the United States.
Georgia Tech's game Saturday against Pittsburgh has been postponed due to positive tests, quarantining and contact tracing.https://t.co/304fG2Qe6A
— Ken Sugiura (@ksugiuraajc) November 12, 2020
Pitt’s next schedule game is home on Nov. 21 against Virginia Tech; the following week, the Panthers are set to play Clemson, on the road.
Georgia Tech and Pitt will now play on Dec. 12.