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Seven Gophers athletes have tested positive for COVID-19

 

AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Gophers student athletes will go through testing before participating in voluntary workouts.

The Gophers athletic department announced Tuesday night that seven student-athletes from multiple sports have tested positive for COVID-19, putting Minnesota in line with the testing numbers recently reported by other Big Ten schools.

With Gophers student-athletes returning to their facilities for voluntary workouts this month, the department administered 170 tests, per a release. Most of the football team is back on campus, anticipating beginning official activities July 13. Men's basketball, women's basketball, soccer and volleyball are also all in various states of their return.

Around the conference, Nebraska has tested about 250 student-athletes and found eight positive. Iowa has administered 408 tests with 17 positive results. Maryland reported no positive tests after testing 105 student-athletes. Five Michigan State student-athletes have tested positive.

https://www.startribune.com/7-gophers-athletes-test-positive-for-covid-19/571574262/

 

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