Memphis-Houston game uncertain after number of people connected to football program test positive for COVID-19

UofM pauses team activities

COVID-19 outbreak pauses U of M football

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The University of Memphis announced Friday number of people connected to the football program tested positive for COVID-19.

Because of the positive tests and ongoing contact tracing efforts, which require a “significant number” of people to quarantine, the team has paused all practice and group activities.

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The UofM says there are no serious cases at this time, but all student-athletes and staff are being closely monitored.

Right now, the university has not made a decision on next week’s game against the University of Houston. The UofM says details will come next week after consulting with the American Athletic Conference’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group.

The Tigers kicked off the season last Saturday in a home game against Arkansas State. Memphis won 37-24.

This story will be updated.

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