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Rutgers Football halts workouts and quarantines entire team

Six positive COVID-19 test results shut down the program.

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For those that hope there will be college football this fall, Rutgers is now the fifth Big Ten program to shutdown voluntary offseason workouts due to multiple COVID-19 positive test results. The athletic department released the following statement on Saturday afternoon.

“Since returning to campus on June 15, Rutgers Football has experienced four positive tests for COVID-19. Today, we learned of six additional positive COVID-19 results in our latest weekly testing cycle. As a result, we have paused all in-person team activities, quarantined our entire program and will work diligently with Rutgers medical experts, and state and local officials to determine next steps.”

The other Big Ten schools to have shutdown at points this summer are Ohio State, Maryland, Indiana, as well as Michigan State on Friday.

As of now, the conference remains committed to a Big Ten only schedule for fall sports, but nothing has been released since the initial announcement. Stay tuned....