UConn football made waves early Wednesday morning when the university announced its decision to cancel its 2020 season due to concerns with COVID-19.
This makes UConn the first top-level college football program to decide not to play football in 2020.
After leaving the AAC, UConn football was set to run as an independent program this fall; the Huskies were initially scheduled to play two ACC programs, too. North Carolina was set to host UConn for a late non-conference game (Nov. 7). Virginia, on the other hand, was scheduled to play UConn in Charlottesville on Sept. 19.
Huskies were scheduled to play #UVa, #UNC, #ODU and Liberty. https://t.co/RkfMDA0gVV
— David Teel (@ByDavidTeel) August 5, 2020
Those two games with UNC and Virginia were already in jeopardy, if not highly unlikely to happen given the ACC’s scheduling model and structure for non-conference games in 2020. ACC programs can schedule one non-conference matchup for the 2020 season; however, the game must take place in the home state of the ACC team, and the visiting program must comply with the ACC’s medical protocol requirements.