Military Bowl Canceled After Boston College COVID Outbreak

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The 2021 Military Bowl between Boston College and East Carolina has been canceled for COVID concerns. 40 Boston College players were unavailable for the game.

The game had been scheduled for Monday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

BC Athletics Director Pat Kraft said in a statement that because of rising COVID cases on the team after they arrived for the game, “we just do not have enough players to field a team.”

The COVID issues, along with what Kraft said was "season-ending injuries, opt outs and transfers” resulted in the decision to call the game off. Kraft went on to say while it’s disappointing to not finish the season as a team, the health and safety of the program is the highest priority.

Steve Beck, the Executive Director of the Military Bowl Foundation called the cancelation "devastating," saying the Bowl is a big part of the foundation's fund raising efforts for the troops.

Boston College said fans who purchased tickets through the BC ticket office will be refunded within a week.

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