By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Boston College Eagles are the latest college football team to be hit with COVID-19 concerns. As a result, they will not be playing in the Military Bowl.
The game is now canceled. The Eagles were scheduled to play the East Carolina Pirates on Monday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
“Unfortunately, due to cases of COVID-19 rising within our program since our arrival, along with season-ending injuries, opt-outs, and transfers, we just do not have enough players to field a team,” said William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Pat Kraft. “We are disappointed not to be able to finish the season together as a team, but the health and safety of our program is our highest priority. Steve Beck and his Military Bowl staff put on a great week for our team and we are thankful for everything they did to make us feel at home during our stay in Washington, D.C.”
The Eagles had more than 40 players, who were unavailable to play in the game.
“This is not the way we wanted to see this season come to an end,” said Boston College head football coach Jeff Hafley. “We just do not have enough players to safely play a game. My heart goes out to our seniors who will not have one final opportunity to wear a BC jersey and I can’t thank them enough for all the contributions they made to our program.”
The 6-6 Eagles and the 7-5 Pirates will have to wait until the 2022 season to play college football again.