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Morehouse Cancels Football and Cross Country Because of Coronavirus

Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

ATLANTA — Morehouse College, one of the country’s most celebrated historically black colleges, said Friday that it had canceled its fall sports — football and cross country — because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Although a handful of other schools have canceled games, barely any have publicly abandoned their football seasons outright. At most colleges and universities, officials are planning for smaller crowds and the possibility of truncated schedules but have remained publicly optimistic about having a football season, which is often crucial to the finances of entire athletic programs.