Florida pauses all football activities after ‘increase in positive COVID tests’

  • Florida pauses all football activities after ‘increase in positive COVID tests’

Florida pauses all football activities after ‘increase in positive COVID tests’

UF is 2-1 this season, and is coming off a 41-38 loss at Texas A&M. Payton Titus, online editor for AlligatorSports.com, cited sources who said that number could total as many as 19 players. If the game is postponed, it likely would be rescheduled for December 12, Yahoo said.

The University of Florida has suspended its football activities after more than a dozen team members reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 just days before the Gators are set to take on LSU.

The school announced earlier Tuesday that it has five new cases.

The statement added that the university's health department and the athletic department's medical staff will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. As irresponsible as his Saturday statements were, he doubled down on them Monday by refusing several times to backtrack or clarify his remarks, saying he was focused instead on preparing for the Tigers. Mullen was given several more chances Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, to walk back freakish comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. I think we're a model of safety of what we've been doing during this time period, " Mullen said.

That includes requiring masks and limiting capacity at Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, which seats 88,548.

Florida played its one home game this season against SC to a limited capacity crowd, and university President Kent Fuchs posted to Twitter on Sunday that the school was continuing with the restricted attendance.

Mullen was given an opportunity to back down a few minutes later.