USC cancels football practice after positive test for COVID-19

Paola Ditto
Novembre 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19 issues at USC, Colorado athletic director Rick George and San Diego State athletic director John David Wicker set the game up earlier this week in case that Colorado-USC ended up being canceled.

The conference announced the decision Thursday to declare the game a no-contest.

Two USC players tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, and five others were quarantined. UW knew it was possible Arizona State would have to cancel its scheduled game against Utah (which it did) and that the Pac-12 would nearly certainly - and according to league policy - match the Huskies against the Utes. On Wednesday, the team resumed its in-person drills but canceled Thursday's practice after another player began showing signs of the virus, Deadline reported.

USC conducted contact tracing and a performed a full round of PCR testing on all football players, coaches and staff in response to Tuesday's announcement of the first positive test. USC does not meet those requirements.

The Trojans haven't said which players are involved, but Helton confirmed they include starters.

USC head coach Clay Helton was informed on Thanksgiving night that his Trojans won't be able to go vs. Colorado on Saturday.

"Our players have worked hard since the summer not only to prepare for this season, but to do so in a safe manner by following all health protocols".

USC's next game is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, at the Coliseum against Washington State.

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