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UNC-Charlotte cancels upcoming game against the Tar Heels

<p>The gates to Kenan Football Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.</p>
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The gates to Kenan Football Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

UNC-Charlotte canceled its upcoming football game against UNC-Chapel Hill due to several team members being placed in quarantine. The Tar Heels originally scheduled the 49ers as their non-conference game in the ACC's 10 + 1 schedule. 

Charlotte announced the decision Thursday morning, saying several members of the offensive line were placed into quarantine following the university's COVID-19 contact tracing protocols. 

"We're extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Carolina. While I know our team is heartbroken, due to the number of players in quarantine, we could not safely play," Athletic Director Mike Hill said in the release. "We very much appreciate the University of North Carolina working with us to schedule this game."

Charlotte announced that three players tested positive in the last two weeks. Those athletes are now in isolation, while other affected individuals were notified to quarantine for 14 days. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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