College athletics programs report new coronavirus cases as NCAA prepares for return to college football

  • A growing number of colleges and universities have reported new positive coronavirus cases among athletes.
  • The news comes as the NCAA announced football and basketball programs could resume limited workouts.

A number of colleges and universities have reported new positive cases of coronavirus among student-athletes and athletic staff. 

According to a report from CNN, the University of Alabama, Arkansas State University, Auburn University, Texas Tech University, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Marshall University, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and Oklahoma State University have all reported positive coronavirus cases over the last few weeks. 

The rise in cases comes as the NCAA announced that football and basketball programs would be allowed to resume limited, individual workouts starting in June.   

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Some athletics programs, like Iowa State University and Florida State University, reported as few as one case. Others, like the University of Alabama, had as many as five players test positive. 

Colleges and universities with positive cases are announcing that athletes and staff who test positive will self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus. 

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The rise in cases comes as the NCAA announced that football and basketball programs would be allowed to resume limited, individual workouts starting in June. 

CBS Sports recently reported that the college sports governing body is set to release a four-phase plan to fully resume college football activities in July. The plan includes specific return dates for workouts and practice so the season can begin on the traditional Labor Day kick-off. 

However, the NCAA has yet to indicate if any guidelines on fan presence will be proposed.

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel, FoxNews.com, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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