By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three Pitt Panthers players will not attend today’s game against the Syracuse University Orange after having to follow coronavirus protocols.

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The University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics provided the following statement:

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“Pitt has three players who will not be in attendance for today’s football game against Syracuse due to COVID-related protocols.”

The identities of the three players are not known at this time. It is also not known whether the players have actually tested positive for COVID-19 or what prompted the protocols to be activated for those players.

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Pitt is scheduled to play Syracuse at 12 p.m. Saturday.