The Pitt athletic department has announced that the Pitt football program has shut down all actives due to COVID-19 cases and that the team’s game against Georgia Tech has been postponed. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 12.
Following this news, Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke and Pat Narduzzi issued these statements:
”We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of doctors and medical professionals providing us daily consultation in this challenging environment. Following their recommendation, our football program will pause all activities. Our protocols have prepared us to to anticipate and manage these circumstances. Our top priority will always be the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,” said Lyke.
”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. 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,” said Narduzzi.
After the news of the postponement, Pitt’s next scheduled game is against Virginia Tech at Heinz Field on Nov 21.