Florida AD says the gators right now would only have 50 scholarship players

Saturday’s college football game between Florida and LSU has been postponed, the Southeastern Conference announced today, after the Gators’ program was placed on hold Tuesday because of a number of positive coronavirus tests.

Florida AD Scott Stricklin had the following comments.

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Stricklin said the team’s trip to Texas A&M for a game last weekend was “the root” of the outbreak and told reporters that some players did not report having symptoms of covid-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, before leaving on Friday. Stricklin said the players thought they were suffering from allergies.

“I really think it could be as simple as not understanding symptoms,” Stricklin said.