SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The biggest question in college sports these days is will a college football season happen this fall?
If it does, Savannah State hopes to have ten opponents to play.
Sources tell WTOC the Tigers are working with a number of programs to schedule a replacement game after Morehouse announced the school was canceling all fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Savannah State was set to host the Maroon Tigers on September 26.
Morehouse will be the second opponent the Tigers have to replace on the 2020 football schedule.
Savannah State was scheduled to open the season at Florida Tech on September 5, but the Panthers eliminated their program in May. The Tigers will now visit Valdosta State to kickoff the season.
UPDATE (Wednesday 07/09/20- 11:25 a.m.): Savannah State Athletics sent WTOC this statement on the matter:
“All Savannah State sports schedules have been cut to the minimum amount due to budget issues related to COVID. Internally, we are looking at all options right now. It might better service us to keep the fourth week of football open. It might also be better to schedule a game. No decision has been made. We will be delighted to share with fans once the decision has been made. At this moment, Savannah State football is planning on having a season this fall and that alone is worth being excited about. Our staff are working hard on plans for fall sports that will follow CDC guidelines in regards to limiting the spread of COVID. We look forward to again being able to host live sports here at Savannah State.”