LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday night that the UofL-Virginia football game, originally scheduled for this Saturday, will be postponed until November 14 at 3:30 p.m.
The Cards had nine players out ,after a positive COVID 19 test and contact tracing, for last Saturdays 42-35 loss to Virginia Tech. Among the players sitting out were six defensive lineman. UofL played the game with five players available at the position.
Both teams had bye weeks scheduled for November 14.
UofL also announced that the university will pause all team-related football activities indefinitely due to “a heightened quantity of positive COVID-19 tests and accompanying measures among the Cardinals' staff and team members,” UofL VP Athletics Vince Tyra said in a statement released by the school.
Tyra said that 10 players have tested positive for COVID-19, and five more are out due to contract tracing. Additionally, five members of the support staff have tested positive, and two more are quarantined.
All but one of the players involved are defensive players.
UofL head coach Scott Satterfield will discuss the situation on “Inside the Cards” on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. on WAVE 3 News.