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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Loses Four Athletic Contests to COVID Concerns State athletics

What was supposed to be Senior Day for the Florida State football program and opening week for both basketball programs turned out not to be.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, no FSU athletic contests took place this week. The most notable postponement was Saturday’s scheduled football game with Virginia.

For the second week in a row, an opponent arrived in Tallahassee expecting to play, only to learn that the contest would not take place. On Saturday, it was Virginia. The week prior, it was Clemson.

This time, it was positive tests within the FSU program. It is unknown when or whether the contest will be made up.

FSU’s men’s and women’s basketball programs were each slated to begin their seasons this past week. The men were expected to open with Gardner-Webb on Friday, but that was called after COVID concerns within the Gardner-Webb program.

The FSU women were expected to play both Florida A&M and Florida this week. Florida A&M will not move forward with spring sports while Florida had a positive test.

All three programs have contests scheduled by next Sunday.


Record: 2-6 (1-6 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: (0-0), contest with Virginia postponed due to COVID concerns
Upcoming: at Duke (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: Shyheim Brown, Unranked LB*
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 28 nationally, fourth in ACC (16 total commitments)*
Big Picture: For the second week in a row, FSU didn’t find out until Saturday that it would not be playing a game this week. Completing its 2020 schedule looks to be in jeopardy for Florida State.

Men’s Basketball

Record: 0-0
Ranking: No. 21 AP; No. 18 Amway Coaches
Upcoming: vs. North Florida (Wednesday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 2 nationally, first in ACC (four total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU hoops will have to wait to play its first game. The opener against Gardner-Webb was postponed.

Women’s Basketball

Record: 0-0
Ranking: None
Upcoming: vs. Austin Peay (Dec. 6)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Each of FSU’s first two contests this season were canceled. Florida A&M will not participate in spring sports while Florida was unable to play the Seminoles because of COVID concerns.

Swimming and Diving

Record: Men 2-0; Women 1-1
Ranking: Men No. 16 CSCAA, Women No. 25 CCSA
Past Week: N/A
Upcoming: vs. LSU (Jan. 8)
Recognitions: Samantha Vear (ACC Diver of the Week); Joshua Davidson (ACC Diver of the Week)
Big Picture: The Seminoles will have more than a month off off before returning to the pool.

*247Sports Composite rankings

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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