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Louisville suspends basketball activities following positive COVID tests

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team is the latest program to suspend voluntary workouts due to the coronavirus. UofL just announced that two members of the program tested positive for COVID-19, prompting a two-week quarantine period.

The release from UofL:

“The University of Louisville has temporarily suspended all men’s basketball voluntary activities for two weeks after two members of the program tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. All proper procedures and protocols are being followed including the quarantining of those impacted. We look forward to a resumption of men’s basketball activities in the near future.”

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program arrived in Lexington for voluntary workouts last week. On Friday, UK recruit Skyy Clark gave Jack Pilgrim the rundown of the safety protocols John Calipari and the UK staff have in place for the players, including weekly tests.

“Coach Cal has it all figured out. He said it wasn’t easy, but basically, none of the kids can contact each other in person. They all have their own dorms and their own bathrooms. They’re only letting one person in the gym at a time, one person on the shooting machine. Coach Cal said they can’t even go in their offices yet. He said his [office] mail has been getting mailed to him [at home] recently. They do the shooting machine, get up shots, then they sanitize the balls after. He’s got it all figured out, they do Zoom calls with them and everything. They’re getting the kids tested, I think once or twice a week, something like that.”

NCAA-approved summer activities like weight training, conditioning, and skill instruction are scheduled to begin on July 20.

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12 Comments for Louisville suspends basketball activities following positive COVID tests

  1. lexslamman
    10:33 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

    2020-21 is going to be a lost year in collegiate sports, especially with the upcoming pro-lockdown “blue wave” coming in November.

    • TonyMontana
      3:27 pm July 7, 2020 Permalink

      You can blame this lost year of sports solely on Donald Trump and the red wave of death and incompetence.

    • UKgrad80
      4:45 pm July 7, 2020 Permalink

      If he can project blame I can site blame

  2. UKgrad80
    10:58 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

    You mean as opposed to the 2019-20 season under the red administration? I can’t remember who won the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships?

    • bankerbh
      11:15 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

      I think Dr. Birks played Dr. Fauci in the finals but don’t recall the score.

    • jim tom
      11:20 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

      Fauci went for a triple double in the final. 19 points, 19 rebounds and 19 assists

  3. BigBluSoTru
    11:46 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

    It’s trending toward no sports at least collegiate i forsee.

  4. lexslamman
    11:49 am July 7, 2020 Permalink

    Students are probably not coming back to most campuses until fall 2021 at the earliest. The shutdowns have artificially prolonged the pandemic.

  5. UKinIN
    1:21 pm July 7, 2020 Permalink

    If you don’t have a plan to continue operations when someone tests positive, there’s no point in opening up anything.

  6. ukbradstith
    1:50 pm July 7, 2020 Permalink

    If positive tests shut everything down for 2 weeks every time, then there is 100% chance of no sports.

  7. ukkatzfan
    2:24 pm July 7, 2020 Permalink

    Would be a convenient time for the NCAA to step in and give them the death penalty.

    • BobbyBlue
      6:30 pm July 7, 2020 Permalink

      Nahh Emmert is saving that worthless penalty for Bill Selfs team.