Football is currently on hold for the Kansas State Wildcats.
As 14 student-athletes were officially diagnosed with COVID0-19 last week, university officials, alongside county medical officials, halted voluntary workouts, 247Sports reports.
From 247Sports: “The 14 individuals who have tested positive are being medically managed according to current local, state, national, and CDC guidelines, which begins with self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication ... . ... The department will continue to work closely and communicate with county and university health officials to evaluate the situation and continue best practices.”
Kansas State released a statement following the decision: “All student-athletes are required to follow the department’s return-to-campus policy which includes a 7-day stay-at-home recommendation and quarantine upon arrival in Manhattan and prior to testing. Under this protocol, student-athletes are not allowed inside any department facilities nor can they participate in any voluntary or required team activities until they have received a negative test result.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Each of Texas’ five quarterback offers in 2021 class are committed to a school
Dallas Morning News: ‘We’re going to have to learn to coexist with it’: Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby talks college football and COVID-19
Dallas Morning News: COVID-19 has forced the Big 12 to expands its thinking – and it could lead to at least one significant change next season
247Sports: The Stampede: New names emerging as possible Texas targets
247Sports: Texas roster taking shape due to draft signings, transfers
247Sports: Longhorn Blitz: A proposal for a makeover of ‘The Eyes of Texas’
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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas exe and 2002 Thorpe Award finalist Rod Babers has an idea on players should compromise on “The Eyes of Texas” controversy, according to a recent report at KVUE.
- Two-time track and field national champion Chanel Brissett is transferring from the USC Trojans to join the Longhorns, Texas athletics officials announced last week. From the Austin American-Statesman’s report: “Brissett is a Pennsylvania native who spent the past three years in Los Angeles. She is not unfamiliar with Austin, though. Texas hosted the 2019 NCAA outdoor championships. At that meet, Brissett ran on USC’s title-winning 400-meter relay team. She also finished second in the 100-meter hurdles. As a team, USC finished just behind Arkansas on the scoreboard. Brissett was the NCAA’s indoor champion in the 60-meter hurdles in 2019. USC placed second at that meet as well.”
- Texas men’s basketball has their first 2021 commitment in Keeyan Itejere, a six-foot-nine inch forward out of Grace Christian School near Raleigh, North Carolina.
I'm excited to announce I will be committing to Texas! I want to thank all the coaches that have recruited me. I'm grateful for my parents and the sacrifices they've made for me.....@GraceEagles @CHOSEN_COACH @HookEmSmart @UpwardStarsSE @TexasMBB @UC27Carolina @PaulBiancardi pic.twitter.com/JZSb2Qc3eX— Keeyan Itejere (@KItejere) June 22, 2020