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Georgia State football game postponed due to positive COVID tests among Panthers

The team was set to play Charlotte on Saturday.

ATLANTA — Georgia State's next football game has been postponed over positive COVID-19 tests, 11Alive's Maria Martin confirmed Friday.

The team had been due to play the University of Charlotte on Saturday in North Carolina.

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Maria also confirmed the positive COVID tests were on the Panthers' side. Contact tracing will be conducted among the team.

The game will be rescheduled for a later date. 

The Panthers began their season last Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette, taking the nationally-ranked Ragin' Cajuns to overtime in a 34-31 loss.

Earlier this season, a freshman quarterback on the team, Mikele Colasurdo, said he would be sitting out the season due to a heart complication arising out of COVID, before it was later determined he did not have the complication, myocarditis. 

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