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Hampton University suspends football season due to COVID-19



Hampton University football team (Photo courtesy HU Athletics)

Hampton University in Virginia has suspended its football season due to rising COVID-19 cases.

“Our goal is to make sure that all of our students and student-athletes are safe,” HU athletic director Eugene Marshall Jr. said in an interview. “We also want our faculty, our staff, the administration, our alumni and our fans to be safe. Everything (with COVID-19) is spiking upward, and it’s really not safe, and you also look at it that football and some of our fall sports were going to start at the beginning of August.”

The news of the suspended season came just two weeks after the school president announced that the University would only offer remote instruction for the fall semester.

Not only did Hampton University suspend the football season, it canceled all fall sports including men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and sailing.

Hampton is pushing to resume athletics in the spring, and the plan is for the spring semester to include fall and spring sports.

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