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Ole Miss pausing activities through Wednesday

Field Level Media
05 Dec 2020, 03:55 GMT+10

Ole Miss will not resume football activities until Dec. 9 at the earliest due to a "few new positive COVID-19 cases being identified each day," the school announced Friday.

The Rebels have been on pause since Wednesday.

"This seven-day suspension is in the best interest of student-athlete and staff safety and came after consulting with the MSDH (Mississippi State Department of Health)," read the school statement. "Testing will continue during this period, and the appropriate health measures will be taken for those student-athletes and staff members affected by the virus."

First-year head coach Lane Kiffin's squad is 4-4 following Saturday's 31-24 Egg Bowl win against Mississippi State.

Ole Miss originally was scheduled to play LSU this weekend, but the Tigers instead are facing No. 1 Alabama in a makeup game for a Nov. 14 contest that was postponed.

The Rebels still are expected to make up that game and a game against Texas AM, though neither contest has been rescheduled yet.

"Department leadership will remain in talks with the Southeastern Conference on the effects of this suspension on the scheduling of upcoming games," the school said in Friday's statement.

--Field Level Media

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