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Redhawks Temporarily Suspend Football Practice

  • Southeast Missouri has elected to temporarily suspend football practice due to the events related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Southeast Missouri has elected to temporarily suspend football practice due to the events related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    SPYDER DANN | mdann@dailyregister.com

 
By SEMO Sports Information
updated: 8/7/2020 11:01 AM

Southeast Missouri has elected to temporarily suspend football practice due to the events related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEMO President Dr. Carlos Vargas, Director of Athletics Brady Barke and Head Coach Tom Matukewicz made the decision Thursday based on the uncertainties in this ever changing environment.
"Until we get a decision and more clarity about what things will look like, we don't need to risk the health and safety of our student-athletes," said Matukewicz. "The welfare of our program is top priority and we will resume practice when we feel it is appropriate to do so."
The Redhawks first two non-conference games scheduled for Sept. 3 and Sept. 12 were previously canceled and replacement games have not yet been finalized. If opponents are not secured for those dates, SEMO is set to open its season at Southern Illinois on Sept. 19.
"The landscape of college football continues to change rapidly," added Barke. "Once we have a more definitive direction for the Fall season and our potential first game, we will reevaluate resuming practice activities."