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Frisco Bowl Canceled Over SMU COVID-19 Protocols, Organizers Say

Southern Methodist Mustangs head coach Sonny Dykes looks on during the Frisco Bowl between SMU and Louisiana Tech on Dec. 20, 2017, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
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Saturday's Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl between Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at San Antonio is officially canceled, organizers said Tuesday morning.

The decision was made due to COVID-19 protocols in the SMU Mustangs' program, a news release said.

“While we are disappointed in having to cancel the game, our top priority is the health and safety of all parties involved,” said Clint Overby, vice president of ESPN Events. “We wish SMU, their student-athletes, coaches and administrators well during this time.”

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UTSA will now play in the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 2:30 p.m. on ABC. UTSA’s opponent has yet to be announced.

Tickets purchased for the Frisco Bowl will be refunded automatically. Refunds will be processed immediately but could take up to five business days to receive, the release said.

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