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UConn Cancels Football Season

August 6, 2020

At the University of Connecticut, there will not be a football season this upcoming fall.

The Huskies, a Division 1 team coming off a 2-10 season, made the announcement in a statement posted to the school’s web site on Wednesday, August 5.

“After receiving guidance from state and public health officials and consulting with football student-athletes, we’ve decided that we will not compete on the gridiron this season,” director of athletics David Benedict said in a statement. “The safety challenges created by COVID-19 place our football student-athletes at an unacceptable level of risk.”

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