Multiple Iowa Basketball Players Test Positive For COVID-19
According to CBS2, "The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced the men's basketball team has paused workouts for 14 days."
The reason the team is taking a break from practice is because it was announced that two student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19. The names of the players were not released in the CBS2 story.
The Iowa basketball team doesn't play their first game until December 12 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, against Oregon State. At this point, there have been no changes to the 2020-2021 season.
When student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19, it's the protocol by the University to shut down workouts for 14 days.
It seems weird to be talking about basketball as the season is still 5 months away. Football is on everybody's radar these days and we're all hoping the team will play this year. Iowa's first football game of the season is scheduled for September 19th against Minnesota.
Major League Baseball took a big setback just a few games into the season with several members of the Miami Marlins testing positive for COVID-19. A total of 17 players and staff have tested positive. The team was forced to postpone games all the way through this weekend.
Let's hope the two student-athletes from the Iowa basketball program can recover quickly and the team can resume workouts in Iowa City.
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[Source: CBS2 and FOX 28]