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Drake Stadium, Des Moines, Iowa Attendance: 0
Drake forfeits football game due to "COVID-19 issues"
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A football game between Drake and Stetson set for Saturday in Des Moines was canceled Thursday due to coronavirus concerns among Drake personnel.
The Drake University athletics department said in a news release that the Pioneer Football League canceled the game because of "COVID-19 issues within Drake's Tier I personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers, and staff."
Drake medical staff and university administrators were involved in the decision.
Under the league's rules, Drake will forfeit the game. Coronavirus-related game cancellations at the college level have been rare this season.
Teams in the Pioneer Football League participate in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
Updated October 23, 2021