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7 Kansas State University football players test positive in latest round of COVID-19 testing

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 15:23:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a little more than two weeks before their season opener on Sept. 12, the Kansas State University Wildcats football team said Friday seven players have tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for K-State Athletics said Friday that despite the positive tests, practice — and the Sept. 12 season opener against Arkansas State — will continue as normal.

“We have very strict protocols and procedures that we have been following for months and will continue to do so,” the spokesperson said via e-mail Friday afternoon.

Earlier in the summer, a total of 29 football players had tested positive since testing started in June, but no players had tested positive since early July.

Earlier this month, 13 members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity tested positive in the first school-related outbreak of the semester.

Earlier this week, the mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, told students to get serious about preventing the spread of COVID-19.