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UCONN vs. USF football game time changed over EEE concerns, Quinnipiac University following suit

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STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — The president of the University of Connecticut released a statement Sunday morning announcing that the October 5th UCONN football game time would be moved up over EEE concerns.

The UCONN vs. University of South Florida football game, set to take place at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, will kickoff at noon on October 5th. That is changed from 7pm.

In a statement, Thomas Katsouleas said that “Though the risk is low, as a precaution, we want to take any reasonable steps we can to help reduce the exposure of student-athletes, staff, and the public to this illness. I want to thank the conference, USF, and our own division of athletics for their flexibility.”

In related news, Quinnipiac University is also taking precautions and rescheduling all athletic and university sponsored events to take place during the day.

Since there is no vaccine or specific anti-viral treatment for EEE, health officials say the best way to avoid mosquito bites is to avoid outdoor activity from dusk to dawn, wear long sleeves and pants outdoors.

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