One week after NC State temporarily suspended all athletics-related activities, the football returns back to the practice field on Monday. Due to a cluster of COVID-19 cases identified in the school’s athletics department, the football program was last able to practice on Aug. 22.
In the middle of last week (Aug. 26), NC State also made the decision to reschedule its season-opening matchup with Virginia Tech; instead of playing on Sept. 12, the Wolfpack and Hokies will play Sept. 26.
NC State football’s 2020 season is now scheduled to start Sept. 19 vs. Wake Forest.
According to a statement from director of athletics Boo Coorigan, NC State tested every team after the pause. Coorigan also noted that the football program will continue to test twice per week; this, however, will jump to three times per week starting the first week of competition, per ACC policy.
A further update on @PackAthletics resumption from our announcement yesterday … The @PackFootball program has been cleared to resume team activities on Monday. All remaining programs have now been cleared to resume. https://t.co/HvwZoNstTu
— Boo Corrigan (@BooCorrigan) August 29, 2020