By Harry Allison
College football in 2020 has seen quite a few cancellations and postponements over positive COVID-19 tests.
The latest comes with the Louisville Cardinals, whose road game Saturday against the Virginia Cavaliers was officially moved to next Saturday (Nov. 14) last night thanks to 15 positive tests at Louisville (10 involving players, five involving support staff). That adjustment was possible thanks to both teams having a bye scheduled on the 14th. Here’s more on what’s going on there from ESPN’s Andrea Adelson:
Fifteen members of the Cardinals tested positive for the virus, including 10 players and five members of the support staff, and seven others are in quarantine. No coaches are positive or in quarantine.
On Friday, multiple players on Louisville’s defensive line either tested positive or went into contact trace quarantine. As a result, the Cardinals played Virginia Tech with four scholarship defensive linemen. Between Friday and the latest round of testing on Wednesday, the number of players and staff impacted doubled, leading Louisville to pause activities.
Athletics director Vince Tyra said on a call with the media on Wednesday night that the staff members who tested positive work in the training room and come into contact with all players on the team, presenting a unique situation that forced the Cards to pause in an attempt to mitigate future spread.