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Ohio State is the latest university to pause voluntary athletics workouts after receiving COVID-19 test results. The university released a statement on Wednesday, saying that they have “paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of the most recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes.”

Workouts for Ohio State football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and field hockey have been shut down.

The university did not release details about positive tests.

North Carolina also paused football workouts earlier on Wednesday, after a COVID-19 outbreak led to 37 positive tests among its athletic department. The list of universities suspending workouts after receiving COVID-19 test results continues to grow.

And the news of Ohio State and North Carolina pausing workouts comes on the same day that the Ivy League canceled all fall sports.

Ohio State football players resumed voluntary workouts on June 8. It remains to be seen when they will be able to return to workouts following the latest shutdown. And it remains to be seen if we’ll even have a college football season in 2020.

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