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University of Houston stops voluntary workouts after 6 athletes test positive for COVID-19

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The University of Houston has decided to suspend voluntary workouts after it was announced on Friday afternoon that six student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19.

Student-athletes returned to Houston’s campus on June 1, but with a rising number of cases in the area, the school announced all activities will be suspended “out of an abundance of caution”.

“As was contemplated prior to the return of student-athletes on June 1, UH Athletics is adapting its protocols to include repetitive COVID-19 testing as a component of any resumption of workouts on campus,” a statement released by the University of Houston read. “During this pause in voluntary workouts, UH Athletics will continue its stringent cleaning and sanitization protocols in all facilities. UH Athletics will continue to partner with university officials, UH team physicians and local health professionals to determine best practices as it considers a return to workouts.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, the school only tested players returning to campus who were experiencing symptoms. While Houston isn’t the first program with players that tested positive for the virus, they are the first school forced to cancel workouts due to several positive tests.

Kentucky Football began slowly bringing back student-athletes for voluntary workouts on Monday.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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

20 Comments for University of Houston stops voluntary workouts after 6 athletes test positive for COVID-19



  1. BigBlueFoo42777
    8:15 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    The pop up ads on this site are by far the worst in all the internets. Ridiculous.



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:17 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

      Use an adblocker and you won’t have that problem. I don’t see even one.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:35 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

      What ad blocker do you use, 4ever? Adblock Plus blocks ads for me, but it also blocks the comment section. Using Chrome, btw.



    • UKBigBlueForever
      12:27 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      CC, there is a trick to view the comments section in chrome with adblocker. Don’t open up the article in its own window. Click the view more button on the article, then click the comments button at the bottom



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:12 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      CC I use adblock plus on safari, I had to go back to El Capitan because the OS after that would not let me add the filters to do what I needed. Not sure how it works on a PC but hopefully you can go to this site to add the ones tat work best for you, may take some experimenting. https://adblockplus.org/subscriptions

      I use mostly the ones at the bottom of the list. Hope this helps you.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:16 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      CC sometimes I have to refresh the page and allow time for it to fully load to get the comments, I had to experiment a bit.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:29 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      That was supposed to say Bilderberg Group not Bilder.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:30 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      Sorry reply fail.



    • 4everUKBlue
      3:02 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      UKBigBlueForever is correct, that is what works for me.



  2. Lip Man 1
    9:21 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    And we are surprised about this with college football exactly how?

    Some of you want football and sports in general so bad you are willing to risk kids lives over it (but of course you won’t stick your own neck out…)

    Well guess what, like it or not the VIRUS is calling the shots and if they do try to play the odds are very long they’ll be able to get through any semblance of a season.

    Simply ridiculous and stupid taking a risk like that right now.

    Sit on your ass, stay the hell home and let’s see how things are in January when Dr. Fauci recently said if the clinical trials are successful in July, there will be 100 million doses of a vaccine available then.

    Waiting six months playing it safe, won’t kill any of you



    • nocode96
      9:34 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

      But that virus is a hoax right? No? Then it’s got to be a government conspiracy set up by the dirty dems right? No? Republicans are in control of the government you say? Well, then it’s all because of 5g towers right? RIGHT???

      What is super funny is that bunker boi in the White House is making his fans sign away their rights to sue him if they get covid at his rallies. The very same covid that he, and other morons, are repeatedly saying isn’t a big deal.

      Sprays his own citizens with tear gas for a photo op holding a book he’s never read in front of a church he’s never been to. What a strong, Christian man he is! lol. Anybody that thinks that piece of bloated garbage is even a little bit Christian, I’ve got some land in Florida to sell you. Luckily, he’s a giant puss now, just like when he repeatedly dodged the draft, so he’s spending his time now shltting himself in a bunker. Literally too, he has full blown incontinence.



    • CrystalBall
      11:26 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

      nocode96. If you don’t like him why don’t you just say it? Don’t tease us by dropping hints.



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:48 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

      nocode you’re on the money about it being a hoax but neither republicans or democrats are in control. Look into the Bilderber Group for one, I could go on but probably too much for you at this point. It’s not because of 5g towers, but once 5g goes totally live there will be consequences, you really should do some research.



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:50 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

      Here is the math on covid, calculated by someone I know who is way smarter at math than you or I.

      As of 29-May, the Worldwide YTD COVID-19 rate = 362,000/7.8E9 = 0.0046%.
      Converting to full year then = 362,000/7.8E8*366days/150days, or 0.013% per year. That is 1/73rd the overall average rate of 0.95% per year.

      In the US, this is 7 times higher through all of the fudging at $16,000 per every label, with every other mortality cause going down.

      When the year ends, we can close the deal to prove the nonsense when we demonstrate that CDC mortality rate of 0.95% per year was the same in 2019 as it was in 2020.



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:50 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

      Feel free to do your own math and debunk his numbers.



    • mcp157
      8:58 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

      This is called herd immunity. Notice it said 6 tested positive, not sick and dying! This is how nature takes care of human beings. We, the healthy and not elderly crowd, do not need the government, pharmaceutical companies and the other corporations that want to control/profit from this to step in on our behalf. Let’s see the year 2020, the earth become overpopulated and people are fearful how we can feed the masses and we never closed the world’s economy and took individual right’s away as much as recently. When the college campuses fill back up, some people will contract the virus, some may get sick and recover and the death rate will be like 0.00 something! Big over response by the public due to media and government brainwashing.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:14 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      mcp you hit the nail on the head. Good to know I’m not alone here.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:29 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      That was supposed to say Bilderberg Group not Bilder.



  3. jaws2
    3:35 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    Not to hijack the TDS dialogue, but when I first glanced at this headline that logo caught my eye immediately and I thought it was OURS! Pathetic man just pathetic. Bring back the ‘POWER K’ !!!



  4. jaws2
    3:37 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    Oh, and can someone PLEASE explain to me why the ‘Reply’ doesn’t work for me? I’ve tried Firefox, Google, and Explorer. It doesn’t work using any of these. I just don’t get it.