Notre Dame Reportedly Cancels Football Practice After 4 Positive COVID-19 Tests

Notre Dame Reportedly Cancels Football Practice After 4 Positive COVID-19 Tests

FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, to honor those injured and killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, Notre Dame players wore helmets with a B and a shamrock logo on them during the Blue-Gold spring NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

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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. 

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