Western Carolina’s football season, most of which was moved to the spring due to COVID-19, has ended two weeks early.
Wofford became the second straight opponent to announce that it was opting out of the season. Saturday’s game against the Terriers was scheduled for E.J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field.
The Wofford game was to have been the season finale for the Catamounts (1-8, 1-5). The Terriers had a game scheduled with Furman the following week.
Wofford’s decision was based on a combination of player COVID opt-outs and injuries that have left the team below the Southern Conference guidelines for specific position groups.
A home game with UT-Chattanooga on April 3 was called off for similar reasons.
“The Southern Conference supports Wofford in its decision to discontinue its 2020-21 football season as it is left unable to field a sufficient number of players at specific position groups to meet the conference’s COVID-19 guidelines due to a combination of COVID-impacted opt-outs and injuries,” said a statement from the league office. “The Terriers’ remaining scheduled games will be recorded as no-contests and will not be rescheduled.”
Those who had purchased tickets for Saturday’s game through Western Carolina will be contacted by the WCU Ticket Office to discuss options.