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SEC postpones Florida-LSU game after COVID-19 outbreak within Gators program

This is the second SEC game postponed this week
Florida Mullen Football
Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 14:38:08-04

A COVID-19 outbreak within the University of Florida's football program has prompted the Southeastern Conference to postpone Saturday's matchup between the No. 10 Gators and the defending national champion LSU Tigers.

The game is tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12, the SEC said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Florida suspended football activities after seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

According to the Associated Press, 19 Gators players, head coach Dan Mullen, and two assistant coaches have tested positive for the virus.

This marks the second SEC game to be postponed this week because of COVID-19. The SEC postponed the game between Vanderbilt Commodores and Missouri Tigers after a virus outbreak within the Commodores program.

That game is also tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12.