UND football game at Youngstown State postponed due to UND coronavirus issues

UND and Youngstown State game won't be played Saturday.

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Fighting Hawks tight end Adam Zavalney celebrates his second quarter touchdown during Thursday's home football game against South Dakota at the Alerus Center. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota football team's hopes of rebounding from its first loss of the season will have to wait.

The No. 6 Fighting Hawks' game Saturday at Youngstown State was called off Friday morning, March 26 due to coronavirus issues within the UND travel party.

UND, 4-1, was scheduled to play at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The matchup is among several games that have been affected by coronavirus in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision this spring season.

Earlier this week, UND's final road trip of the season at Illinois State was called off as the Redbirds have decided to opt out of the remainder of the spring season due to health concerns.


It's expected that UND and Youngstown State will play April 17, an open week in the Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule set aside for COVID postponements.

UND's next scheduled home game is now April 3 at home against Missouri State at 11 a.m.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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