Penn State Athletes Log 178 Negative Virus Tests

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Penn State Athletics has proven an island amid a pandemic that has affected nearly every corner of sports, as the university tested a total of 178 student-athletes for COVID-19, all of which came back negative.

The news came as part of a statement released Wednesday by the school. According to the statement, which was reported on by Patriot-News, there are still 31 tests outstanding.

Related: Ohio State Reveals Plan to Safely Bring Athletes Back 

Voluntary workouts for a number of Penn State teams began back in June. Student-athletes were tested upon their return to campus and will be tested after that only if they test positive.

“I think we have had a good plan at Penn State, and so far, so good,” Penn State football coach James Franklin said this week on The Ross Tucker Football podcast. “I think partly because of our plan, I think partly because of good fortune. I wasn’t sure how it was going to be because we have so many places that we’re coming back to State College from, but so far, you know, so good with us.”

Related: Ohio State AD: We May Not Play This Season


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