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Syracuse’s football home opener against Georgia Tech was delayed by more than 30 minutes to confirm negative COVID-19 tests before kickoff, SU announced on Twitter minutes before the scheduled start time.
The game was scheduled to begin at 12 p.m., but most of the players left the field before that time. After three Orange players were tested again and given the all-clear, the Orange and Yellow Jackets came running out of their respective tunnels at 12:27 p.m. Three players had tested negative prior to kickoff, but the school wanted to confirm the test results, according to SU Athletics.
The game kicked off at 12:37 p.m, and Syracuse Athletics released a statement following kickoff confirming the tests came back negative.
Statement from Syracuse Athletics pic.twitter.com/NxozONv3HL
— Syracuse Athletics (@Cuse) September 26, 2020
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