MVFC postpones USD football’s season opener with Western Illinois to April 17


ST. LOUIS—The Missouri Valley Football Conference has postponed the South Dakota-Western Illinois football game (Friday, Feb. 19) at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, South Dakota, due to Western Illinois’ COVID-19 protocols.

The game will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m., and will be played in Vermillion. The April contest will be a featured telecast on the league’s television package, and it will air on ESPN3 or ESPN+, with network designation announced at a later date.

Valley Football athletically-related activities will take place only to the extent permitted by local environments and applicable national, state, local and institutional guidelines in order to safeguard the health and safety of participants, staff and fans.

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