Kansas State has put voluntary offseason football workouts on hold after 14 student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came down on Saturday following the latest round of testing for the coronavirus.
As Big 12 universities, and other universities, start bringing college football players back to campus, we are starting to see positive tests on COVID-19. The Texas Longhorns had 13 players test positive. The Oklahoma State Cowboys had a handful as well. Clemson reportedly had 28 cases, with the majority coming from the football team.
“The health and well-being of our student-athletes will always be our top priority,” Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor said in a statement. “Following the most recent test results, we felt like temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to our facilities was the best decision for everyone. We continue to take this situation very seriously and want to do everything we can to get back to workouts soon.”
The NCAA recently approved a six-week preseason calendar beginning on July 13 for training camp.
The Kansas State Wildcats are scheduled to open the season at home against Buffalo on September 5th.
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