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ECU vs. Temple delayed because of Covid-19 protocols

An Owls player is getting tested because of an interaction with his girlfriend that tested positive?

Head coach Rod Carey of the Temple Owls looks on prior to the game against the East Carolina Pirates at Lincoln Financial Field on November 21, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Update 12:40 p.m.: This is absolutely insane.


We already had a game canceled about three hours before kickoff this morning, and now one is in a hold pattern because of Covid-19 testing as the East Carolina Pirates are waiting to play the Temple Owls, but a player for the cherry and white is currently testing for Covid-19.

The most 2020 day of the college football season continues thusly:

So a player showing symptoms has a girlfriend that tested positive. Should we even be considering playing this game right now?? Both these teams are 1-5, and merely playing for experience, pride, and hopefully a delicious postgame meal. It’s Philly, get a cheesesteak and some tiramisu or a nice cannoli. But maybe don’t bang into a team that might have been exposed to a global pandemic before doing so?

We’ll let you know once the teams and/or the American Conference makes a decision here.

ECU was a 3-4 point favorite all week, but closed -7 at DraftKings Sportsbook.