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Texas temporarily pausing spring football workouts for COVID-19 protocols

Longhorns will hold virtual team meetings on Thursday while on-field practices are pushed back for now

Texas cheerleaders wear masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19 during a game last season. The Longhorns have stopped spring practices because of coronavirus protocols.

Texas officials announced late Wednesday that “out of abundance of caution” the athletic department is pausing spring football practice due to COVID-19 protocols.

“The Longhorn medical staff will monitor the situation and COVID-19 testing will continue as a plan for some team activities is reviewed,” the school said in a statement.

All scheduled meetings for Thursday moved to virtual, and the Longhorns will not have an on-field practice for several days. They were scheduled to practice Thursday and Saturday.

No other information was released by the school. NCAA rules allow for 15 on-field practices, including the annual spring game scheduled for April 24. 

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