It was reported this morning that the Military Bowl, to be played on Monday between Boston College and East Carolina University, will be canceled due to COVID-19 issues.
SOURCE: Monday’s Military Bowl (Boston College vs East Carolina) is getting canceled due to COVID issues. The news was first reported by @StephenIgoe.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 26, 2021
This is terrible news for everyone involved, as these teams were looking forward to playing what should’ve been a good game to wrap up their 2021 NCAA football seasons. Specifically for Boston College, this was a chance to see what QB Phil Jurkovec could do with some significant rest of his injured hand.
According to these reports, the Boston College team has been effected deeply by COVID and could not field enough players.
Boston College had 42 players who were either impacted by Covid; season-ending injury; opt outs or had entered the portal, per source.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 26, 2021
With the rise in COVID cases over the past few weeks, largely thanks to the new Omicron variant, sporting events across the country and world are starting to be canceled or changed. Several NHL teams have gone on a pause, NBA teams have been signing replacement players for their rosters, the NFL has been rescheduling games, and other college football teams have been opting out of bowl games themselves.
UPDATE: The cancelation has been confirmed. The game will not be played.