Pitt Back At Practice After COVID-19 Scare

Several players who experienced coronavirus-like symptoms tested negative

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pitt football is back on the field after canceling Thursday’s training camp practice due to COVID-19 concerns.

According to Pitt Athletics, several players “displayed symptoms that can associated with COVID-19.”

“Our medical team decided it was in everyone’s best interest to temporarily pause our Thursday training camp activities so that we could test symptomatic players per our protocol,” Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said.
“Based on negative test results received late today, it has been determined that we can safely resume practice on Friday.”

The Panthers began camp last Friday and have had five practices to date.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have canceled their fall football seasons, but ESPN’s Mark Schlabach believe the ACC and SEC will continue to try to have a season.

The ACC previously announced it would reduce its season to all conference games with one non-conference.

Earlier this week head coach Pat Narduzzi retweeted one of his player’s posts supporting the ACC moving forward with play.

Lucas Krull tweeted, “KEEP FIGHTING @ACCFootball #WeWantToPlay.”