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Full Michigan State football roster to quarantine for 14 days after two more Covid-19 positives

We break down the latest news impacting college football and the 2020 season.

A general view of Spartan Stadium during a college football game between the Michigan State Spartans and Western Michigan Broncos on September 7, 2019 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI. Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The college football season is a month away, and each day something new happens that suggests we probably won’t see a season. The latest news comes from East Lansing, where Michigan State is quarantining the entire football team due to a second staff member and a player testing positive for Covid-19.

Michigan State has imposed a requirement of two negative COVID-19 tests prior to beginning voluntary workouts and had reported few positives cases thus far, according to reporter Colton Pouncy. The fact that the entire Spartans roster has to now quarantine shows how quickly things can change.

It’s curious that staff members are only quarantining if they test positive or exhibit symptoms, while the entire football team is quarantining regardless of test status. Players could do individual workouts, but the school is apparently not quite comfortable with that at this point.

Michigan State is scheduled to start their season on September 5th with a home game Northwestern.