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Notre Dame Game Against Wake Forest Postponed

The Irish have announced that 13 players are in isolation.

Posted: Sep 22, 2020 3:11 PM
Updated: Sep 22, 2020 3:32 PM

Notre Dame's football game with Wake Forest scheduled for September 26th has been postponed.

Statement from Notre Dame:

"A total of 94 COVID-19 tests were administered to Notre Dame Football student-athletes on Monday. Of those 94, there were seven positive tests, according to University Physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Those seven student-athletes are in isolation and their close contacts have been/are being identified.

In consultation with the St. Joseph County Department of Health, the Notre Dame Football program has decided to pause all football-related activities until further testing is completed. Combined with last week's testing results, a total of 13 players are currently in isolation, with 10 in quarantine.

The ACC and Wake Forest have been notified, and the process of rescheduling the game originally slated for Septe. 26 is underway.

Head Coach Brian Kelly: "With student-athlete health and safety our primary focus, we will continue to follow our prevention protocols and ongoing testing procedures. We managed an increase in positivity rates in August, and the players handled it wonderfully."

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