Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse game delayed due to COVID-19 testing

Sam Cooper
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A detailed view of a Syracuse Orange football helmet during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Maryland Terrapins, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Will Newton)
Saturday's Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse game was delayed as the COVID-19 tests of three players had to be "reconfirmed." (AP Photo/Will Newton)

The start of Saturday afternoon’s Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse game was delayed to confirm several COVID-19 test results.

Syracuse said the delay was “out of an abundance of caution.”

Later, the school said it “reconfirmed the tests of three members” of the Syracuse football program. All tests came back negative after initially reading as “inconclusive.”

“Syracuse University, in partnership with the ACC, has established strict testing protocols to ensure the health and safety of all of our student-athletes around the conference,” the school said in a statement.

The game, originally slated to begin around noon, kicked off around 12:35 p.m. ET.

Per ACC protocols, Syracuse players are tested three times per week.

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