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One WVU Football Player Tests Positive for COVID-19

NCAA Football: Kansas State at West Virginia

As Big 12 teams begin filtering players back on campus, a West Virginia football player has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the player will enter self-isolation for 14 days per protocol of the Center of Disease Center along with other student-athletes who may have been in close contact with this player. 

Due to HIPPA laws, the player’s name will not be made public by WVU. The player will now enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days and contact tracing procedures will be implemented for any other players or other student-athletes who may have come in contact with the individual.


Voluntary workouts for Mountaineer football players who have tested negative for the COVID-19 virus begins this week. According to the protocol, players have to be tested at least 72 hours in advance before returning to the football facilities building. 

On last week’s show, we interviewed WVU athletics director Shane Lyons who talked about how the program who handle bringing players back with safety precautions in place, and that is already being tested, literally and figuratively.

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All Big 12 schools are allowed to bring players back starting today.

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