The Associated Press
Updated: October 16, 2020 12:50 PM
Created: October 16, 2020 12:48 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eight football players at the University of New Mexico and one assistant coach tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive cases announced Wednesday led state officials to step in and shut down all team activities.
University athletic director Eddie Nuñez says if the team is unable to practice for the next week, they will not be able to safely play their first scheduled game on Oct. 24 against Colorado State.
The university’s football team was allowed to resume practice by agreeing to safety protocols and guidelines.
The guidelines were not met once the state announced that Bernalillo County’s 14-day average rose to 14.1 cases per 100,000 people.
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