As Year 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches, college athletics continues to grapple with how to function with an ever-changing surface. According to a report from Andrea Adelson of ESPN, the Miami football program has entered COVID-19 protocols.
The Hurricanes are scheduled to play the Washington State Cougars on Dec. 31 in the Sun Bowl. Miami was scheduled to depart for this game on Dec. 26; however, that may be tricky now.
Adelson notes that different position groups have been impacted with several players testing positive for the virus.
From what I understand, there are multiple positive players across several position groups and it will be a challenge to leave as scheduled for El Paso on Dec. 26. But Miami definitely wants to try and play if possible. https://t.co/De6mLZSVIG
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) December 21, 2021
Unfortunately, we’ve entered the COVID Void again: a miserable place with a news cycle that revolves around players, coaches and staff testing positive for COVID-19, while various programs pause team-related activites.
The Miami women’s basketball program had to cancel a recent game vs. Duke while in the COVID-19 protocols, too.