Presbyterian College announced on Monday that five football games previously scheduled for this fall have been lopped off the schedule.
That brings the total reduction to six since Johnson C. Smith previously canceled the Blue Hose visit. PC is hardly alone in schedule shuffles, leaving open the possibility that the Blue Hose, who are scheduled to spend this season as an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision independent, could pick up other games.
Or, as is obviously a possibility, given the cancellations, PC may have no football season this autumn at all.
Gone from the schedule are:
Sept. 3, at Morehead (Ky.) State
Sept. 12, at Johnson C. Smith
Sept. 19, vs. Virginia-Wise
Oct. 3, vs. Stetson
Nov. 14, vs. Merrimack
Nov. 21, vs. Virginia-Lynchburg
The release from Presbyterian College’s Sports Communications Office cited “decisions being made by athletic conferences around the country.”
A statement from the athletics department read: “The fluidity and unpredictability within college athletics being caused by the ongoing nationwide pandemic makes it difficult to predict what the 2020 football season may hold. Further scheduling updates will be provided when it becomes possible to do so.”
The cancellations deleted four of the Blue Hose’ first five games and four of their five scheduled home games.
A scheduled game against future Pioneer Football League opponent Stetson has been canceled three seasons in a row. The PC games against the Hatters were canceled because of hurricanes in both 2018 and 2019.
What remains of the schedule, as of this writing, is:
Sept. 26, at Gardner-Webb (Boiling Springs, N.C.)
Oct. 10, at Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas)
Oct. 24, vs. Erskine
Oct. 31, at Campbell (Buies Creek, N.C.)