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NIU

NIU season opener against Rhode Island canceled

NIU tight end Daniel Crawford runs after making a catch against Ball State on Oct. 5 in DeKalb.
NIU tight end Daniel Crawford runs after making a catch against Ball State on Oct. 5 in DeKalb.

The Northern Illinois University football team’s 2020 season opener agaist Rhode Island scheduled for Sept. 5 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb has been canceled, NIU confirmed Tuesday. 
 
The announcement comes in the wake of the Colonial Athletic Association’s announcement Friday that it was suspending league football competition for the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhode Island officials also contacted NIU to confirm the Rams’ decision to suspend the season.
 
The Rhode Island game is the first 2020 Huskie football home game to be canceled because of the pandemic. Earlier this month, the Big Ten announced that its teams would play a conference-only schedule, which affected NIU road games at Maryland (Sept. 12) and Iowa (Sept. 26). NIU also announced that its nonconference game against BYU would be played at Huskie Stadium on Oct. 24 instead of at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview as planned.
 
NIU will not seek to replace the three canceled games for the fall at this time.

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