Several positive cases of COVID-19 have postponed another football game.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the upcoming Notre Dame-Wake Forest football game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed after seven additional Fighting Irish players tested positive for the coronavirus this past Monday. 13 players are now in isolation and Notre Dame canceled practice earlier in the day while placing all football-related activities on pause.
“In consultation with the St. Joseph County Department of Health, the Notre Dame Football program has decided to pause all football-related activities until further testing is completed,” Notre Dame said in a statement. “Combined with last week’s testing results, a total of 13 players are currently in isolation, with 10 in quarantine.”
Breaking: Notre Dame's game Saturday vs. Wake Forest has been postponed after seven Fighting Irish players tested positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/rD8p53gH55
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Notre Dame has been in the news before regarding corona-related issues. Last month, all football activities were paused after two rounds of testing produced five positive tests. In total, 94 Notre Dame players were tested in the most recent round and, combined with last week’s testing, there are currently 10 players in quarantine.
This game’s postponement marks the 18th of the college football season and the fourth from the ACC due to COVID-19. Both teams do have a bye the week of Oct. 3, so the game could theoretically be made up then. Just stay away from Auburn, please.