Troy football opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe postponed until December

The Troy football season opener with the University of Louisiana-Monroe has been postponed until Dec. 5 because of a coronavirus outbreak on the Warhawks team.

The Sun Belt Conference announced the postponement of the game initially scheduled for Sept. 5.

ULM athletic director Scott McDonald said last Friday that practices had been paused because of nine new positive COVID-19 tests. The campus was closed Thursday because of Hurricane Laura.