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.
UPDATE— USF Football (@USFFootball) September 23, 2020
As of this morning, we are pausing on-field activities pending results of testing and contact tracing. pic.twitter.com/lmG5zSMkHL
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.
Notre Dame makes this official. Seven positive tests on Monday, the school said. "Combined with last week’s testing results, a total of 13 players are currently in isolation, with 10 in quarantine." https://t.co/M7lNlU2hcO— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 22, 2020
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.