UConn Football Reportedly Set to Cancel 2020 Season

The college football season will look a lot different in 2020 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple conferences have said they will be making a shift to conference-only schedules, while some schools have begun to announce they are cancelling or postponing fall sports altogether.

UConn football is the latest to make that decision, according to longtime reporter Mark Blaudschun.

The Huskies would become the first FBS program to cancel the season.

Since December, 25 members of the team have entered the transfer portal despite the program gearing up for its first season as an official member of the Big East. Unfortunately, the pandemic has put a halt to those plans and we will have to wait and see whether there are other FBS programs that decide to follow suit.

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The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation or postponing of many large events including the NCAA Tournament, Coachella, SXSW, the Winter X Games, Stagecoach, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and more. The NBA, NHL, and MLS temporarily suspended their seasons.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 4.85 million confirmed cases and 159,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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