Jackson State's home football game on March 28 against Prairie View A&M postponed due to COVID-19
Jackson State's next home game has been postponed.
Prairie View A&M announced it has paused all football activities due to COVID-19 related issues and quarantining within the Panthers' program. Due to the issues, Prairie View's next two games against Alabama A&M (Saturday) and Jackson State (March 28) have been postponed.
Make up dates have not been announced.
Jackson State is scheduled to play every weekend until April 10. The team then has two open weeks after that before the SWAC Championship on May 1. Prairie View and JSU are currently the two division leaders in the SWAC.
This marks the second postponed game of the Tigers' spring season. The first was against Mississippi Valley State, a contest moved from Feb. 27 to this past Sunday. Also, a few weeks before the spring season started, Alcorn State opted out of the season.
BIGGER THAN FOOTBALL:Deion Sanders ends 'tumultuous' week after pastor dies of COVID-19 complications with JSU win
BALANCED ATTACK:Jackson State football finally has offense to match its defense again under Deion Sanders
JSU had to pause football activities its self in January before the season kicked off Feb. 21. Coach Deion Sanders recently said he was thankful the university allowed the team to eat together as opposed to eating among the general student body to limit potential exposure outside of the program.
"We already went through that wave," Sanders said.
After taking on Alabama State at 3 p.m. this Saturday at ASU Stadium, the Tigers' next scheduled game is against Southern in a nonconference contest April 3 at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Contact Rashad Milligan at 601-862-6198 or Jmilligan@gannett.com. Follow @RashadMilligan on Twitter.