On Saturday, Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger reported the LSU Tigers placed 30 players into quarantine following an outbreak of the coronavirus on campus. Now, per The Athletic’s Brody Miller, LSU has more than a dozen positive cases of COVID-19.
Can confirm this. Have been told positive cases in the teens for the football team.— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) June 20, 2020
A few players tested positive after going to the Tigerland event that led to an outbreak of more than 100 people. #LSU https://t.co/a8EndY5wK1
According to the report, the outbreak has partially been traced to Tigerland bars in Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s Department of Health reported more than 100 people at the bars tested positive for the coronavirus.
LSU is implementing its COVID-19 safety protocols by isolating players while they undergo further testing. Fortunately, per Sports Illustrated, no hospitalizations or serious illnesses have been reported.
The NCAA lifted its moratorium on voluntary athletic activities starting on June 1. Since that time, with thousands of athletes returning to campuses across the country, the number of cases has skyrocketed.
As time goes on and the number of positive cases increases, the likelihood of a season diminishes.