For the second time in three weeks, UNLV will have a game canceled. Just a few weeks after its game against Colorado State was canceled, it was announced Wednesday night that this Friday night’s game between UNLV and Boise State at Allegiant Stadium will be canceled.
Here is a joint statement from UNLV, Boise State, and the Mountain West Conference:
“Based on guidance from medical personnel and epidemiologists, Friday’s football game between UNLV and Boise State has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Both medical teams have been in communication in order to understand the full picture of COVID issues in our region.”
Here are statements from Boise State interim Athletic Director Bob Carney and head coach Bryan Harsin:
Boise State had its game last week against San Jose State canceled after an upward trend of COVID-19 cases and contact tracing within the Boise State program. In total, the Broncos had five positive test lead up to its game against the Spartans.
When UNLV had its game against Colorado State canceled, there were four new positive test in the program and the Rebels were down as many as 49 players due to the results of testing and contact tracing. Here is a statement, via Jason Orts of the Review-Journal, from Marcus Arroyo on the game being canceled.
UNLV coach Marcus Arroyo on the cancellation: "We were prepared to play (Friday), but as we've said from the beginning, the health and safety of our players remains first and foremost on our priority list. It's clear-cut. We accept and follow the recommendations of our doctors."— Jason Orts (@SportsWithOrts) December 3, 2020
Boise State’s next game is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Wyoming and UNLV is scheduled to play at Hawaii the same day. In total, this is the second cancelation for both teams.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.