The UTC football game set at Western Kentucky on Sept. 3 will be delayed.
Western Kentucky Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said, “We have had continuing discussions with Chattanooga regarding the date of our 2020 football game. Given the recent changes among many programs regarding their start date for the upcoming football season, WKU and Chattanooga have mutually agreed to not play during the opening week of the season and will move our game to a date later in the season.
We are looking at a couple options, and we will announce the new 2020 game date as soon as it is finalized.”
The Hilltoppers also announced that its fall camp will not begin on Wednesday as planned. Voluntary workouts are continuing.
The new date and time for the game will be announced in the coming weeks. It will still be played in Bowling Green, Ky.
Earlier this week, WKU's Sun Belt Conference announced an eight-game conference schedule that could start over Labor Day weekend. The SBC also allowed teams to schedule up to four non-conference games.
Chattanooga's Southern Conference is expected to decide its course of action for fall sports later this week.
UTC's season opener is now a Sept. 12 trip to James Madison. The first home game of the year is Sept. 19 against North Alabama.