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USF Football: First COVID-19 Positive Player in 40 Days, Four Others in Quarantine

It was bound to happen, and likely won’t be the last.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 USF at East Carolina Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

South Florida Bulls football head coach Jeff Scott told reporters on Wednesday that for the first time in 40 days the team has a positive COVID-19 test, while four other players are in quarantine as a result.

The Bulls had a relatively good run from June workouts to now with just 24 previously reported cases of Coronavirus on the team. This is first positive test for the Bulls during fall camp.

The university opened the fall semester last week, and according to the USF COVID dashboard, 24 students and employees have tested positive across all campuses since the August 24th start of classes.

USF will test their players twice this week.

The Bulls are slated to open the season in ten days on September 12 when they welcome in The Citadel. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff on ESPN+. Fans will not be attendance.