SEC makes decision on Florida-LSU game
The SEC has reportedly made a decision on the Florida-LSU game. FootballScoop and the Gainesville Sun are both reporting that Saturday’s game has been postponed with an official announcement to come from the SEC.
On Wednesday’s SEC media teleconference, Dan Mullen revealed that members of the Florida football team began testing positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Mullen also revealed that two UF assistant coaches have tested positive but are asymptomatic at the moment.
“We saw a spike of positive tests on Sunday’s test and saw a couple of guys showing symptoms, some flu and cold symptoms. Instead of doing Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday testing, we are testing every day,” Mullen said on the teleconference.
Florida was reportedly looking at over two dozen players out with the latest test results. The SEC has set availability thresholds of 53 scholarship players as well as various position group numbers with COVID and injuries.
Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin announced a press conference for 2 p.m. ET.
UPDATE: The SEC officially announced the postponement of the Florida-LSU game; the matchup has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12.
No official announcement yet that Saturday's Florida-LSU game has been postponed.
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