UK Athletics provided an update on its return to campus and in it we learn 106 student-athletes have been tested for COVID-19 antibodies and cleared for participation.
Of those 106 that were tested, six tested positive for a past infection; however, the six who tested positive were evaluated and eventually cleared, meaning the football team is on campus and good to go. Wonderful news. Volleyball also had a successful comeback with student-athletes returning in two groups last week.
Also from the update, we learn football’s successful return opened the door for John Calipari’s Wildcats to get to work. Men’s basketball’s screening process will begin on Sunday, June 28 with a return to basketball activities planned for next week.
We're back starting on June 28 ? pic.twitter.com/pqtj2AnS1x
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 22, 2020
For more on UK’s return to athletics, read the entire update here.
For more on why the antibodies test and not the nasal swab, read up on that here.