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Second Vols’ Basketball Player Tests Positive for COVID-19

Second basketball player test positive for coronavirus

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

According to GoVolsXtra and other media outlets, a second Tennessee men’s basketball player tested positive for COVID-19. Associate AD for Communications Tom Satkowiak confirmed the news to the Knoxville New-Sentinel on Tuesday.

The basketball players came back to school on June 15, and the first positive case for the team was reported Friday. Neither student-athlete’s names have been released.

As per team protocols, both players are being quarantined.

The football team returned to school in early June and none of its players have returned a positive test so far. Let’s hope this is the last positive test for the basketball team, as each positive case I hear about makes me less and less hopeful for seeing live sports anytime soon.