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FAU cancels football practice ahead of opening game after 'positive COVID-19 test results'

Owls scheduled to begin season Saturday at Georgia Southern
FAU football running back Malcolm Davidson, QB Chris Robison, September 2019
Posted at 4:56 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 17:09:24-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — As Florida Atlantic prepares for its first game of the Willie Taggart era, the team canceled practice Tuesday after receiving "positive COVID-19 test results for a number of student-athletes."

Team spokeswoman Katrina McCormack announced the cancellation of Tuesday's practice after receiving the test results late Monday.

"Practice was not held Tuesday morning while contact tracing and another round of testing is completed," McCormack said in a statement.

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McCormack said more information will be provided Wednesday.

This is the second time since fall camp began last month that FAU has had to pause practice because of coronavirus concerns.

The Owls are scheduled to open their season Saturday at Georgia Southern.