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BREAKING: USF Football Pauses On-Field Activities for COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing

The news comes after Notre Dame announced seven additional positive tests come to fruition.

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USF football announced Wednesday morning via Twitter that they were pausing all on-field activities as the team works through testing and contact tracing from the Notre Dame game last Saturday.

This news comes a little less than 24 hours after it was announced that Notre Dame had seven additional positive tests, 13 players in isolation, and had postponed this upcoming Saturday’s game against Wake Forest.

According to USF’s release, they had tested twice according to conference protocols on Friday, and again on Monday, with Monday’s results yielding no positive cases. However, out of caution, they are pausing until the results of further testing, which would include contact tracing, and Wednesday’s test.

Wednesday’s regularly scheduled media availability with offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, Jr., and defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer have been canceled as well.

USF is set to face FAU, and former head coaches Willie Taggart, and Jim Leavitt on Saturday at 6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. The Owls have had their fair share of COVID issues as last week’s game against Georiga Southern was canceled due to FAU having up to 25 players in isolation or quarantine prior to the game.