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Pitt-Florida State matchup postponed once again

The game has been delayed for the second time due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Florida State program

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The matchup between Pitt and Florida State scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Florida State program, according to an announcement from the ACC. The game is one of three Seminoles games postponed as a result of the positive test in the program.

Pitt and Florida State were originally set to meet at the Petersen Events Center at 2 p.m. ET on Jan. 9. However, that game was also postponed due to a positive test within the Florida State program. And as a result, the game was moved back to Feb. 9. And just last week, it was pushed up to Saturday.

At the moment, Pitt has three games to make up due to COVID-19 postponements, not counting the fourth just created by Florida State’s current situation. But those games are with Boston College, Duke and Georgia Tech, all of whom are set to play on Saturday. So it seems there will be no last-minute schedule changes — as there were in the past — to get one of those games on the books.

With that said, Florida State is ranked as the No. 20 team in the nation, and Pitt is grappling with a three-game losing streak. So it seems the Panthers will benefit from the schedule change more than the Seminoles at this point. But with that said, Florida State dodged a Pitt team that went on to sweep Syracuse and upset Duke in January, and at that time, the Seminoles had dropped two of their last three. So both teams have had some luck.

Now that the Florida State game is no longer scheduled for Saturday, Pitt will face No. 16 Virginia Tech at home on Wednesday and then get a full week of rest before heading to Louisville. At this point, it is unclear when or if the Florida State game will be rescheduled.