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Auburn misses two straight football practices due to COVID-19

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John David Mercer | USA Today

Coronavirus has caused Kentucky’s first opponent to miss its last two practices. reports the Auburn Tigers have not been on the practice field the last two days. The school would not confirm why they were absent, but sources confirmed it was related to coronavirus without sharing exactly how many players and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Auburn most recently underwent two rounds of testing Aug. 13 and Aug. 16, each yielding zero positive coronavirus cases. All Auburn students began conducting in-person classes the following day, Aug. 17.

Auburn’s absence from the practice field is less than a week after Gus Malzahn ran a 90-play scrimmage at Jordan-Hare Stadium, an unusual way to end the first week of practice. Auburn is preparing to return to practice today, followed by another Saturday scrimmage.

The Tigers are scheduled to host the Kentucky Wildcats four weeks from tomorrow on Sept. 26.

Article written by Nick Roush

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7 Comments for Auburn misses two straight football practices due to COVID-19

  1. UKFanSC
    10:41 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

    We are missing practices too…….

    • PensacolaCat
      11:22 am August 28, 2020 Permalink

      Ours are voluntary though

    • UKFanSC
      5:46 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

      My point exactly

  2. BigBluSoTru
    12:16 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

    This is why any thing that is done on the fb this season is really not a true indicator of most teams. This c-19 will cause teams to lose valuable players and team practices. Everybody should have equal opportunity’s. And to think it’s not going to hit us is foolish.

    • east-ky-boy
      6:36 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

      I agree with this

    • dcforuk
      9:57 pm August 29, 2020 Permalink

      If Kentucky has a successful (full 10 game) campaign, will you be a Negative Nancy and take away from their success because of the unusual season?

    • dcforuk
      9:58 pm August 29, 2020 Permalink

      The “you” is in reference to SoBlu!