Saturday’s sport between LSU Tigers, Florida Gators postponed

Saturday’s sport between No. 10 Florida and LSU at “The Swamp” has been postponed after the Gators have seen a surge in optimistic COVID-19 assessments this week, the SEC introduced Wednesday.

The SEC said on Twitter that the sport was postponed after “optimistic assessments & subsequent quarantine of people with the Florida FB program.”

The sport has tentatively been rescheduled for Dec. 12, the league’s built-in bye week earlier than its title sport.

Florida shut down its football program on Tuesday after a variety of assessments got here again optimistic.

Florida has 18 positives amongst scholarship gamers and three walk-ons, athetlic director Scott Strickland mentioned Wednesday. On Wednesday, Florida coach Dan Mullen mentioned that two assistants have examined optimistic however that each have been asymptomatic.

“Once you add in those that are quarantined by contact tracing because of these positives along with handful of gamers on the non-COVID record, it provides us lower than 50 scholarship gamers accessible,” Strickland mentioned.

Stated Mullen: “As we get extra numbers, we’re getting a greater thought of attempting to hint the origins of it. We’ve not been ready to do this.”

Mullen on Wednesday backtracked on an announcement made Saturday by which he mentioned he want to see 100% capability at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, citing a current resolution by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to carry COVID-19 restrictions that had restricted the dimensions of public gatherings.

It is the second SEC sport bumped this week. MissouriVanderbilt already was postponed.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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