Stillman College canceled its home football opener against Clark Atlanta because of swine flu, college officials announced.
Stillman was scheduled to play Clark Atlanta on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. But Tigers football coach L.C. Cole says he noticed some of his players were having flu-like symptoms after a morning workout this week.
Cole says he felt compelled to cancel the game after he learned that about 37 of his players had become sick. The coach says he doesn’t know how everyone became sick.
Both schools can’t reschedule the game for another date, so Stillman had to forfeit the contest.
The apparent swine flu outbreak has affected other colleges as students returned to campuses across the country. At Wake Forest University in North Carolina, 100 students have been diagnosed and are being treated for.
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