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Fenway Bowl, Military Bowl canceled after COVID-19 at UVA, BC

Each the Fenway Bowl between Virginia and SMU and the Military Bowl between Boston School and East Carolina have been canceled as a result of COVID-19 points, in response to The Action Network‘s Brett McMurphy.

COVID-19 points inside the Virginia group reportedly pressured the Cavaliers to withdraw from Wednesday’s scheduled sport, whereas Boston School was additionally reportedly coping with COVID-19 issues earlier than Monday’s slated contest was referred to as off. 

Virginia was anticipated to depart on Saturday to face SMU within the inaugural version of the Fenway Bowl, at the Crimson Sox’s Fenway Park. After pushing the unique flight again a day to conduct extra COVID-19 testing, the group outright canceled its flight Sunday, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The Fenway Bowl was anticipated to be the ultimate sport of the Bronco Mendenhall period at Virginia. Following a regular-season-ending loss to Virginia Tech, the coach introduced that he would step down after the bowl sport “after 31 years straight of soccer.” 

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Mendenhall went 36–38 in six seasons with the Cavaliers, who’ve put collectively 5 straight bowl-eligible seasons. Virginia employed Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott to be this system’s subsequent head coach.

The 2 are the newest bowl video games to be impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks. Final week, Texas A&M introduced that it might not be capable to take part within the Gator Bowl after COVID-19 and numerous accidents left the group in need of scholarship gamers. Rutgers (5–7) later introduced itself because the Aggies’ alternative to face Wake Forest within the Gator Bowl after all bowl-eligible groups had been already chosen for video games. 

The Hawai’i Bowl between Memphis and Hawai’i used to be additionally canceled after a surge of COVID-19 circumstances within the Rainbow Warriors’ group.  

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