Pitt Football Pauses Team Activities


The University of Pittsburgh announced that they would be pausing all football program team activities due to COVID-related protocols. Their game this weekend is postponed until December.

They are still scheduled to play against Virginia Tech on Nov. 21st.

See the full press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

Pitt Football Pauses Team Activities

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh football program has paused all team activities due to COVID-related protocols. As a result, the Panthers’ game at Georgia Tech scheduled for this Saturday, November 14, has been postponed until Saturday, December 12.

“We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of doctors and medical professionals providing us daily consultation in this challenging environment,” Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said. “Following their recommendation, 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.”

“While I know our team was excited and prepared to play a game on Saturday, this is the right and responsible decision for our student-athletes and staff,” Coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We have great doctors at Pitt and they have given us the very best guidance throughout this entire pandemic. Our team knows we’ve had to be agile this year. We will continue to assemble virtually until we’re given the green light.”

With the Georgia Tech postponement, the Panthers are next scheduled to play on November 21 against Virginia Tech at Heinz Field. Pitt will then travel for a November 28 game at Clemson.

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