Three HBCU football programs have already lost 2 games due to COVID-19
Earlier today we reported that Tennessee State has already had two games canceled this season, but they are not the only team.
Both Southern and Jackson State have lost two games on the year as well.
Langston University an NAIA school has lost a game as well.
Southern University versus Tennessee State in Detroit on Sept. 5 and Jackson State versus Tennessee State a week later in Memphis have been canceled along with Southern’s home game on Sept. 12 against Florida A&M. Jackson State also was forced to cancel its Sept. 5 season opener against Langston University, because Langston and other N.A.I.A. schools have been prohibited from playing before Sept. 12, according to the New York Times.
Today the National Football League canceled the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game which was scheduled to take place on August 8th in Canton, Ohio.
The HBCU is going to suffer more than any other conference in my opinion. A decision on the Sept. 6 game between Central State and Howard at the Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium in Canton, Ohio, will be made by July 1, as well.
HBCU football could be losing even more games this year. We will keep you all informed, but as of right now Coronavirus is crushing HBCU football players.
It will be interesting to see if HBCU players from these teams enter the transfer portal. This could work out for some players but could bite some.