How Could COVID Affect The Bobcat National Championship Game?
Well, at least the NCAA is prepared for anything that could potentially happen this weekend for the game.
This Saturday, January 8th, at 10 AM, the Montana State Bobcat football team has their biggest game of the year when they face off against the North Dakota State Bison in the FCS National Championship Game in Frisco, Texas at the Toyota Stadium. With the game coming up quickly, the NCAA created a contingency plan if COVID comes into play.
The NCAA has a contingency plan for the National Championship game in case COVID tries to ruin the game. The NCAA has stated that if some players test players or coaches test positive, they have set a minimum amount of how many players and coaches need to be cleared in order for the game to be played.
So what would happen if one of the teams can't field a team? The NCAA has stated that they will postpone the National Championship game to Friday, January 14th in the event that Omicron takes a large chunk of players and coaches out of commission. That will give players and coaches time to quarantine and chances to test negative.
Why did the NCAA come up with this plan? If you haven't been paying attention over the past three weeks, multiple college football teams have been pulling out of bowl games because of COVID problems. Bowl games have either been scrambling to find replacement teams or canceled games altogether.
The NCAA doesn't want this to happen for the National Championship game and wants both teams to have the opportunity to play for the biggest prize in the FCS. Have to respect the NCAA for this decision.
Keep your eye out, the teams are scheduled to arrive in Texas Wednesday, January 5th. That's when they will test the teams, and hopefully, everything goes to plan.
For more details, check out the NCAA's website.