Joe Raymond/Associated Press
Notre Dame’s football program reportedly will not practice Tuesday after the university announced four-student athletes have tested positive for COVID-19.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported the news of the cancellation. Six additional players have been placed into quarantine due to contact tracing. Notre Dame previously suspended practice in August after five players tested positive.
It’s unclear if Saturday’s scheduled game against Wake Forest in jeopardy. Several games have been canceled nationally due to players testing positive for COVID-19. It’s likely Notre Dame will test its players before determining whether to move forward with this week’s game.
Notre Dame opened its 2020 season with consecutive wins over Duke and USF. The Irish are playing an ACC schedule after joining the conference on a temporary basis amid the pandemic. Notre Dame is a member school in every sport except football.
Wake Forest and Notre Dame both have bye weeks for the first week in October, so it’s possible their game could be rescheduled for then if the Irish are unable to play Saturday.
Send your news and stories to us firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and WhatsApp: +447747873668.
Before you go...
Democratic norms are being stress-tested all over the world, and the past few years have thrown up all kinds of questions we didn't know needed clarifying – how long is too long for a parliamentary prorogation? How far should politicians be allowed to intervene in court cases? To monitor these issues as closely as we have in the past we need your support, so please consider donating to The Climax News Room.