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.
Ohio State has halted voluntary workouts for seven teams — football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, field hockey and women's volleyball — due to the results of its most recent round of COVID-19 testing. pic.twitter.com/4VJJgY7jfi
— billlandis25 (@BillLandis25) July 8, 2020
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.
Suspended student-athlete workouts toteboard:
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— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) July 8, 2020
Since returning in June, I count eight FBS programs who have since shutdown workouts after receiving test results back (Ohio St, UNC, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas, Houston, Boise State, Arizona).
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) July 8, 2020
And the news of Ohio State and North Carolina pausing workouts comes on the same day that the Ivy League canceled all fall sports.
It was first thought that Ivy League fall sports would move to spring but @JonRothstein reports they will be canceled.
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) July 8, 2020
Just today, Ohio State paused athletics activities, North Carolina paused football workouts and the Ivy League suspended fall sports.
You can pretend things are fine or you can face what's going on.
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) July 8, 2020
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.