Arkansas State/Howard football matchup canceled

Arkansas State/Howard football matchup canceled

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State will have two vacancies on their 2020 football schedule.

HBCU Sports & HBCU Gameday reported that the MEAC would cancel fall sports. The conference made it official Thursday morning, they said they “will suspend all sports competition, championship, & non-championship segments.”

That creates a ripple effect all over college football including Arkansas State. The Red Wolves were scheduled to host Howard on September 12th in the home opener. What started as a 12 game schedule before COVID-19 is currently down to 10 games. Vice Chancellor of Intercollegiate Athletics Terry Mohajir told us on Monday that A-State is “looking at all of our different options” in terms of filling vacancies on the schedule and/or the financial side of things.

He reiterated that stance in a brief comment: “We’re aware of today’s announcement. We’re exploring all options.”

The MEAC news also creates a opening on the UAPB schedule. The Golden Lions were scheduled to face Bethune-Cookman on September 19th. More college sports are electing to go to a regional schedule to cut costs in the midst of COVID-19. A-State already has 2 on their non-conference schedule in Memphis & Tulsa, we’ll see what they’ll do before the fall.

Arkansas State 2020 Football Schedule (* - Sun Belt Games)

September 5th: at Memphis

September 12th: TBD (A-State/Howard canceled)

September 19th: TBD (A-State/Michigan canceled)

September 26th: vs. Tulsa

October 3rd: at Coastal Carolina *

Thursday, October 15th: vs. Georgia State *

October 24th: at Appalachian State *

October 31st: vs. Troy *

Thursday, November 5th: at Louisiana *

November 14th: vs. ULM *

November 21st: at Texas State *

November 28th: vs. South Alabama *

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