Wake Forest at Duke football game will not be played due to COVID-19

By Kevin Kelley -

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Duke Blue Devils football game will not be played due to COVID-19, the ACC announced on Tuesday.

The two schools were scheduled to meet at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C., on Saturday, Nov. 21. The game was postponed due to “…a combination of positive (COVID-19) cases, quarantine of close contacts, and injuries” within the Wake Forest football team.

“Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,” Wake Forest Director of Athletics John Currie said. “I’m so proud of how our team has faced the unprecedented challenges of 2020. We are blessed with world class medical care and guidance thanks to Wake Forest Baptist Health and Dr. Chris Miles, and we look forward to resuming activities as soon as is appropriate.”

It is unknown if the Wake Forest-Duke game will be rescheduled. The two schools do not share a common open date the rest of the season.

Wake Forest’s next game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28 on the road against the Louisville Cardinals.

“We are obviously extremely disappointed that we will be unable to play Duke this Saturday,” Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson said. “The opportunity to bounce back this weekend was something that our student-athletes and staff were looking forward to. However, we have and always will keep our players safety at the forefront of our decision-making process. ”

Duke is scheduled to return to the gridiron on Saturday, Nov. 28 on the road against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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