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Reports: Notre Dame cancels practice amid positive results

Field Level Media
23 Sep 2020, 04:40 GMT+10

Notre Dame has canceled Tuesday's practice one day after the program announced four more positive tests for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

In addition to the four positive tests announced Monday, another six were put in quarantine after contact tracing. None of those 10 players played in Saturday's victory over South Florida, the school said Monday.

The No. 7 Fighting Irish (2-0) are scheduled to travel to Wake Forest (0-2) on Saturday.

The Fighting Irish ruled out eight players on the two-deep roster 90 minutes before kicking off against USF, though at least one was due to injury.

Head coach Brian Kelly said Monday the team is trying to create as much of a bubble as possible, not allowing players to make contact with family before a game, for example.

"You're trying to avoid as much contact outside your 'bubble' as possible. We'll do everything as if this is a home game. In other words, all of our meetings, practice and post-meetings will be done here," Kelly said about preparations for a travel date at Wake.

"We'll eat here, board the plane, get in there (Friday) evening, get off the plane and go to bed to lessen the contact in the hotel. Our guys will be in individual rooms, wake up in the morning, throw on a Superman cape and go beat Wake Forest. That's how we do it."

--Field Level Media

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