Just days after it was announced that Michigan State football would be putting a pause on workouts, the situation is now going even longer.
MSU released a statement on Friday confirming a second staff member tested positive along with one student-athlete. With that news, MSU is shutting down football for 14 days as the team heads into a quarantine within their living quarters. Football facilities will not be available for use during this two-week stretch.
Update at Michigan State, which will quarantine or isolate the whole team for 14 days after a couple more positive tests. pic.twitter.com/q2lHD6qjp0— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) July 24, 2020
This makes MSU the latest Big Ten school to shut down football workouts due to COVID-19 positive tests. Ohio State and Maryland also had to shut down football workouts at some point this summer.
So there’s two ways to end this blog post, so I’ll let you choose your adventure here.
The truth ending: College football this fall isn’t happening, especially if this is the protocol whenever there’s a positive test on the team.
The “lying to ourselves” ending: Well this is certainly a bump in the road that will hopefully be ironed out! Only 43 days until game day!!