38 Louisiana Tech Football Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Sep 9, 2020

Louisiana Tech’s season opener on Saturday versus Baylor has been postponed and the hope is to make up the game later in the season. A report by The News-Star says 38 players on the Tech football team have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Athletics Director Tommy McClelland says power outages from Hurricane Laura forced many of their student-athletes to find other places to stay and that has produced a COVID outbreak within the team. McClelland says the days leading up to this outbreak, the football team had a stretch of three weeks with only one positive case.

The Bulldogs Conference USA opener on September 19th at Southern Miss is scheduled to be played. Baylor does have an open date on November 21 but the Bulldogs have commited to play ULM in Shreveport on that day.