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The University of Florida has stopped football practice for their players after an increase in positive COVID-19 cases on the team.
According to a news release from the Florida Gators on Tuesday, the football team “experienced an increase in positive COVID tests among players” and paused team activities “out of an abundance of caution.”
The news comes just days before they are scheduled to play Louisiana State University, which has now been postponed.
Breaking: The SEC announced that Saturday’s game between No. 10 Florida and LSU has been postponed after the Gators have seen a surge in positive COVID-19 tests this week. pic.twitter.com/lr3fzJTgmO
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 14, 2020
The Sunshine State’s football team — including players, coaches, and personnel — has had 19 positive tests over the past several days, a source told ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, who confirmed a prior report by The Independent