Scott Frost confirms positive tests for COVID-19 among Nebraska student-athletes
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said that there have been a few student-athletes and a staff member who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from Steven Sipple of the Omaha World-Herald. Frost made the statement on Monday.
Frost said that Nebraska has tested approximately 250 student-athletes and staff members since the first week of April. Of those tests, there have been eight positive results.
Of those results, five positive tests were football student-athletes. There was one Huskers football staff member who also tested positive during the screening. Two other student-athletes in Nebraska’s other sports have tested positive.
Per Scott Frost, NU has tested roughly 250 student-athletes and staff since the first week of April, and there have been eight positive COVID-19 tests, including five football players and one football staff member. Two other student-athletes also tested positive. More coming.
— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) June 29, 2020
Schools have started opening there doors to student-athletes over the last month. As players, coaches and other staff members return to campuses, universities are seeing numerous positive test results for COVID-19.
Nebraska’s football program hasn’t been hit quite as hard as other programs, such as Iowa, Kansas State, Texas, LSU and Clemson, which have all experienced totals in double figures.