The pandemic has taken another notable college football bowl game.

Barstool Sports was set to host and sponsor a college football bowl game for the first time this year. The popular sports media company was set to host the game between Central Michigan and Boise State, with the contest taking place in Arizona.

Unfortunately, the bowl game has been axed.

On Monday afternoon, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy announced that the game has been canceled due to a breakout in cases within the Broncos program.

Washington State was reportedly targeted as a potential replacement for Boise State, though the Cougars will play in the Sun Bowl instead. They will now be facing Central Michigan.

“We feel for the young men in our program who were very much looking forward to closing out their season, and for some, their football careers,” Boise State athletic director Jeramiah Dickey said in a statement on Monday. “I would personally like to thank Kym Adair and her team at the Arizona Bowl for putting together a first-class student-athlete and fan experience that we are extremely disappointed to miss.”

The Barstool Arizona Bowl is the fourth bowl game canceled this year.

Several Barstool Sports employees have taken to social media to react to the tough news.

While spikes in cases continue to alter plans across the sports world, many are wondering if the protocols need to be changed.

However, this is where we’re at, and it doesn’t look like anything is going to change anytime soon. We’ll see if any more bowl games are impacted moving forward. 

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