Virginia Head Football Coach Broco Mendenhall arrives with his team at Memorial Stadium before their game against the Clemson Tigers, Oct 3, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA;  at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Seven Virginia players, assistant coach out after COVID-19 testing

Already facing a daunting task in playing at No. 1 Clemson on Saturday night, Virginia announced shortly before the game that seven Cavaliers players and one full-time coach would miss the game because of issues related to COVID-19 testing.

The university said in a statement that the players are either in isolation or self-quarantining for positive tests or contact tracing, and that the coach is in isolation after testing positive.

“The individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 were notified according to local health guidelines as a means to trace contacts,” the statement read in part. “Those individuals will self-isolate for at least 10 days, or until symptoms are resolving plus 24-hours fever free (whichever is longer) and be medically evaluated before they will be cleared to resume daily sports participation. Known close contacts of those who test positive, as determined by the Virginia Department of Health, will be asked to self-quarantine for at least 14 days and are unable to participate in daily sports activities during that time.”

Virginia also postponed its women’s volleyball match scheduled for Saturday against Duke, with injuries and positive tests reportedly the cause. And the Virginia men’s soccer team postponed its season opener Saturday at Virginia Tech, though the reason has not been reported.

On Monday, Virginia announced that 22 positives came back out of 1,168 tests administered from Sept. 21-27, bringing the university’s total to 64 positives in 4,973 tests since early July.

The university did not reveal which sports had positives, but football coach Bronco Mendenhall said at the time, “We have not had a player test positive since they arrived back. The players that tested positive, and there were three, it was attributed to what they came back with. There’s been nothing since then. Not one.”

He then acknowledged that fact could change quickly.

Virginia entered the game 1-0 with a 38-20 win over Duke last weekend. The Tigers are 2-0 and received 55 of 62 first-place votes in the most recent AP Top 25.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Upcoming Games

Oct 29th, 7:30 PM

South Alabama +5.5 -110

Georgia Southern -5.5 -110

@

Oct 29th, 10:00 PM

Colorado State -1.5 -110

Fresno State +1.5 -110

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Marshall (19) -23.5 -110

Florida International (FIU) +23.5 -110

@

Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

Minnesota -20 -110

Maryland +20 -110

@

Oct 30th, 9:00 PM

East Carolina +17.5 -110

Tulsa -17.5 -110

@

Oct 30th, 9:45 PM

Hawaii -1.5 -110

Wyoming +1.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Georgia (5) -15 -110

Kentucky +15 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Kansas State (16) +3.5 -110

West Virginia -3.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Boston College +31 -110

Clemson (1) -31 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Iowa State (23) -28.5 -110

Kansas +28.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Michigan State +24.5 -110

Michigan (13) -24.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Purdue -7 -110

Illinois +7 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Wake Forest -11 -110

Syracuse +11 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

UTSA +5 -110

Florida Atlantic -5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Memphis +6.5 -110

Cincinnati (7) -6.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Temple +3.5 -110

Tulane -3.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Coastal Carolina (20) -2.5 -110

Georgia State +2.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 2:00 PM

North Texas -5.5 -110

UTEP +5.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 2:00 PM

UCF -2.5 -110

Houston +2.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:00 PM

Rice +1 -110

Southern Miss -1 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:00 PM

Troy +2.5 -110

Arkansas State -2.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

LSU -3 -110

Auburn +3 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

TCU -2.5 -110

Baylor +2.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Notre Dame (4) -20 -110

Georgia Tech +20 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Indiana (17) -11 -110

Rutgers +11 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Northwestern +2.5 -110

Iowa -2.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

UAB -12 -110

LA Tech +12 -110

@

Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Wisconsin (9) -3 -110

Nebraska +3 -110

@

Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Ole Miss -17 -110

Vanderbilt +17 -110

@

Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Texas +3.5 -110

Oklahoma State (6) -3.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Virginia Tech -3.5 -110

Louisville +3.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Appalachian State -32 -110

Louisiana-Monroe +32 -110

@

Oct 31st, 6:00 PM

Boise State (25) -14 -110

Air Force +14 -110

@

Oct 31st, 7:00 PM

Mississippi State +31 -110

Alabama (2) -31 -110

@

Oct 31st, 7:00 PM

Charlotte +9.5 -110

Duke -9.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 7:00 PM

New Mexico +13.5 -110

San Jose State -13.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Arkansas +12.5 -110

Texas A&M (8) -12.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Missouri +13.5 -110

Florida (10) -13.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Ohio State (3) -11.5 -110

Penn State (18) +11.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Navy +14 -110

SMU (22) -14 -110

@

Oct 31st, 8:00 PM

Oklahoma (24) -14.5 -110

Texas Tech +14.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 8:00 PM

North Carolina (15) -6.5 -110

Virginia +6.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette -16.5 -110

Texas State +16.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 9:30 PM

San Diego State -7.5 -110

Utah State +7.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 10:15 PM

WKU +28.5 -110

BYU (11) -28.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 10:30 PM

Nevada -14 -110

UNLV +14 -110

@

Nov 4th, 6:00 PM

Western Michigan

Akron

@

Nov 4th, 6:00 PM

Eastern Michigan

Kent State

@

Nov 4th, 7:00 PM

Ball State

Miami-OH

@

Nov 4th, 7:00 PM

Buffalo

NIU

@

Nov 4th, 7:00 PM

Ohio

Central Michigan

@

Nov 4th, 8:00 PM

Bowling Green

Toledo

@

Nov 5th, 12:00 PM

Utah State

Nevada

@

Nov 5th, 12:00 PM

Arkansas State

Louisiana-Lafayette

@

Nov 5th, 7:30 PM

SMU (22)

Temple

@

Nov 5th, 9:00 PM

Wyoming

Colorado State

@