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Memphis Football’s game against Houston in jeopardy due to COVID outbreak

(Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal)

(Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal)

A party bus might be the reason Memphis is forced to delay–or even cancel–its second game of the season.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the Memphis Tigers Football team has reportedly received at least 20 positive tests for the coronavirus with at least another 20 in quarantine after coming in close contact with a person who tested positive. Most of the cases have come from players on the defensive side of the ball and a number of them can reportedly be traced back to a party bus that featured members of the team onboard.

According to ESPN, Memphis has since put a pause on all football-related activities and the team’s upcoming game against Houston (scheduled for Sept. 18) is now in jeopardy.

Memphis starting defensive tackle O’Bryan Goodson took to Twitter to defend his team, saying that there was no such party bus. The school later provided a statement, saying that the positive cases were “primarily linked to social events outside of official football activities.”, according to The Commerical Appeal. 

A source told ESPN that Memphis plans to restest on Saturday with hopes of resuming practice on Monday. The status of next Friday’s game against Houston will be decided later in the week after the school meets with the American Athletic Conference COVID-19 medical advisory group.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

7 Comments for Memphis Football’s game against Houston in jeopardy due to COVID outbreak



  1. panicpat
    10:32 pm September 11, 2020 Permalink

    Expect this all year



    • UKBigBlueForever
      1:07 am September 12, 2020 Permalink

      That’s on the organization for not enforcing rules. But I agree. We will hear about stupid shi* about this all year



  2. Lip Man 1
    12:16 am September 12, 2020 Permalink

    Let’s play ball anyway! (Because we MUST HAVE all that money!!!) Friggin’ idiots.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:11 am September 12, 2020 Permalink

      You’ve made this same point every day for two months; yeah, we know how you feel. You can hide under your bed in your basement if you want; but, the country can’t go on this way. This is not the black plague of the 1300’s, nor the Spanish flu of 1918.
      The country does need money; families, small businesses, and yes, colleges need money. Our own AD, out of touch with reality like you, is asking people to donate the money they paid for season tickets; tickets they’re not going to get.



  3. UKBigBlueForever
    1:06 am September 12, 2020 Permalink

    Lip Man… Get in your bubble. You’ll be safe



    • UK_fac_boi
      8:15 am September 12, 2020 Permalink

      DuRp DuRp StAy In YoUr BuBbLe YoU’Ll Be SaFe… DuRp DuRp Rump2020



    • runningunnin.454
      11:15 am September 12, 2020 Permalink

      facboi, why do you do that? Sarcasm, we know; but, it’s annoying as hell, and just makes you look foolish.