Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday due to recent positive COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.
The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference when the demon deacons home game against No.. 10 Miami for next Saturday has been postponed. This was also followed by the cancellation of the game against Duke last weekend in a long-running Instate series, this decision being due to positive tests, quarantines and injuries.
On a Saturday night Zoom call, Athletics Director John Currie said the program had a « handful of » positive tests and later referred to « four or five cases in the last four or five days ». ”
« Our boys are resilient and still want to play football, » said Currie. « And we look forward to being out there again. ”
Wake Forest last played in November. 14 in a loss in North Carolina. The next scheduled game of demon deacons is December. 12 against no. 2 Notre Dame, a game postponed from September due to coronavirus issues as part of the Fighting Irish program.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is considering options to move No.. 10 Miami a game for next weekend, said one person with knowledge of the matter Saturday after the scheduled December Hurricanes. Game 5 in the Wake Forest has been postponed due to coronavirus-related issues in the Demon Deacons program.
The ACC should decide by earlier this week if there is any way to get the hurricanes on the next weekend’s schedule, according to a person familiar with the talks and speaking with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity has because no The hurricanes and the conference discussed the issue publicly.
The Hurricanes (7-1) haven’t played since their win at Virginia Tech in November. 14th. The next scheduled game is for the time being December. 12 versus North Carolina.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to take on eastern Illinois on Sunday but canceled it after testing positive for COVID. When a second test also came back positive, sports officials announced that there would be no Northern Kentucky in December. 6 or Kansas State on Dec.. . 11.
School officials have not identified who has COVID, only that it came from someone in their Tier 1 group – meaning it was a player, a coach, or someone on the support team.
They said the person was asymptomatic, isolated, and those deemed to be « close contacts » were ordered to be quarantined for 14 days. The Bulldogs (1-0) also suspended all team activities until December. 10. Butler is expected to be his next game against Big East Enemy St. . Johns, on Dec.. . 14th.
The New Orleans Saints placed Terron Armstead on Saturday’s COVID-19 list and banned him from Sunday’s game against the Broncos in Denver.
Players may be moved to a team’s COVID-19 list based on a positive test or known exposure to someone infected with the coronavirus.
The Saints also ruled out return specialist Deonte Harris, who had been deemed questionable the day before because of a neck injury that had kept him from training for the past week.
The Saints, who recently had fewer than 53 players on their active roster, promoted three players from the training team: receiver Austin Carr, offensive lineman Will Clapp, and the defensive tackle against Ryan Glasgow.
The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to temporarily find a new home after Santa Clara County banned all contact sports from playing and exercising for the next three weeks.
District officials issued the new guidelines on Saturday to respond to the increasing cases of coronavirus in the region. The rules go into effect on Monday and will last for three weeks.
The 49ers have home games planned for December. 7 against Buffalo and Dec. . 13 against Washington at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. The team also practices at this location in the county. The team immediately had a comment on the new rules.
The rules also affect the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and college teams in Stanford and San Jose State.
The NHL has not announced a date for the start of training camp, but the Sharks have announced that they will look for alternative locations if necessary.
Stanford and San Jose State also have several sports in the season. The cardinal has planned a home game for December. 12 versus Oregon State.
The Spartans have home football games on December. 5 against Hawaii and Dec. . 11 versus Nevada. The state of San Jose trained a few hundred miles away in Humboldt state prior to the season due to restrictions in Santa Clara County.
The Pittsburgh Steelers added James Conner to their COVID-19 list on Saturday, joining three teammates already on the list and over a dozen Baltimore Ravens, raising further doubts about a rescheduled game scheduled for Tuesday.
Conner, who leads the undefeated Steelers (10-0) with 645 yards rushing and five touchdowns, kicks off the defensive end of Stephon Tuitt, the defensive tackle against Isaiah Buggs and reserve offensive lineman Kevin Dotson on the COVID-19- List at.
The Steelers also announced that specialty teams coordinator Danny Smith will not train on Tuesday as the team calls it a « disease ». Quarterbacks trainer Matt Canada will also be unavailable due to illness.
The announcement came on the same day that six more Ravens joined the COVID-19 list. This outbreak appears to seriously jeopardize Tuesday’s game in Pittsburgh. The game was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving before being moved to Sunday afternoon and then Tuesday evening.
The Baltimore Ravens have added six more players to the COVID-19 list, including outline player Jaylon Ferguson and right-back D.. . J. . Fluker.
The moves exhaust an already thin squad ahead of Tuesday night’s game in Pittsburgh. The game was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night before being postponed to Sunday and then Tuesday due to the Ravens COVID-19 outbreak.
Defensive lineman Broderick Washington was also put on the COVID-19 list on Saturday along with offensive lineman Will Holden. Two other defenders, Khalil Dorsey and Tavon Young, were in an injured reserve before joining the list.
Ferguson has played every game with an outside linebacker this season, and Fluker has had three starts in a row with the right tackle.
The Ravens already had several starters on the COVID-19 list, including quarterback Lamar Jackson and running backs Mark Ingram and J.. . K. . Dobbins.
Also on Saturday, the Ravens added receiver Dez Bryant to the 53-man squad and defender Pierre Desir to the practice group.
Las Vegas Raiders running back trainer Kirby Wilson won’t be training this week due to COVID-19 reasons.
The team said on Saturday that Wilson will miss the game in Atlanta. Head offensive assistant John Morton will take over Wilson’s duties against the Falcons on Sunday.
The Raiders currently have three players on the COVID-19 list: Theo Riddick, Trent Brown and Lamarcus Joyner.
The Denver Broncos did not report any new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and returned to work with positive test results one day after they stopped training after two consecutive days.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive on Thursday and kick returner Deontae Spencer tested positive on Friday. Spencer’s infection caused Bronco’s trainer Vic Fangio to cancel Friday’s training despite the NFL giving Denver permission to practice.
Fangio said Saturday that there were no new COVID-19 cases and the team resumed preparations on the field for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
Ohio state officials say they aren’t sure when the team will be able to return to training amid COVID-19 cases that forced the Illinois game to be canceled.
Dr. . Jim Borchers, the team doctor, said the decision to cancel Saturday’s game was made on Friday as the numbers rose. He said the program had not hit the threshold for cases that forced a seven-day break from team activities.
The Mountain West Conference canceled Saturday’s game between Boise State and San Jose State due to an « upward trend in COVID-19 cases and contact tracing » in the Broncos program.
The cancellation took place a few hours before kick-off. The game should have included two of the three undefeated teams in the conference game. It could have been an important decision in the race for a place in the conference championship game.
The conference said the game would be declared non-competitive and there is no plan to reschedule.
Boise State (4-1, 4-0 MWC) will play next at UNLV on Friday. The state of San Jose (5-0, 5-0) will host Hawaii next Saturday.
The Indianapolis Colts will have to do without Jonathan Taylor on Sunday after the rookie was placed on the Reserve / COVID-19 list.
He is one of three Indy starters canceled due to COVID when Indianapolis welcomes Tennessee as Indy for running the AFC South.
Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle DeForest Buckner was added to the COVID list earlier this week and Defensive End Denico Autry has not been activated after being added to the COVID list last week. Autry leads the Colts with six sacks.
Trainer Frank Reich has also ruled out two other starters – center Ryan Kelly (neck) and linebacker Bobby Okereke (ankle).
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