Hurricanes football team enters COVID-19 protocols

New Head Coach Mario Cristobal of the Miami Hurricanes speaks with the media during a press conference introducing him at the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility at University of Miami on December 07, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Cristobal becomes the 26th head football coach in the program's history. (Mark Brown, 2021 Getty Images)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – As Christmas approaches, COVID-19 issues have caused athletes to miss time and led to game postponements across the sports landscape.

On Tuesday we learned that the next group to be impacted may be the Miami Hurricanes football team.

The school announced that the football program was placed in Covid protocols and adhering to ACC guidelines.

According to the Miami Herald, several Hurricanes players have tested positive for COVID-19, which led to Tuesday’s planned padded practice being changed to a walk through.

Miami is scheduled to play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 31 against Washington State.

Per the Herald’s report, university and Sun Bowl officials will discuss the situation on Wednesday.

The school said it “remains committed to its goal of participating in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl....while ensuring the continued health and safety of its student-athletes, coaches and staff.”

The game is currently set to be played as scheduled.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.