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It appears that Southern Miss remains on track for an on-time start to the 2020 football season following a C-USA Board of Directors meeting Wednesday night.
After the meeting, the conference released a short statement explaining that they remain focused on the protocols in place ahead of the upcoming season.
The latest statement from our C-USA Board of Directors: pic.twitter.com/MX50Pv3yUj
— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) August 13, 2020
While the statement doesn’t specifically say that the conference is in the clear, following cancellations by the MAC, Big Ten & Pac-12, it’s more about what the statement doesn’t say at this point. Old Dominion, a C-USA member, has opted out of the season.
Myocarditis, the condition mentioned in the statement, is a heart condition that has been identified as a possible lingering effect of COVID-19.
The Golden Eagles are currently set to open their season at home against South Alabama on September 3rd. USM has seven home games set for 2020 following the recent release of their revised schedule.