NCAA Football: Wyoming vs Missouri

The University of Wyoming football team is scheduled to open its season Oct 24 at Nevada. Troy Babbitt/UW athletics

LARAMIE — Eleven freshmen on the University of Wyoming football team have tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced in a news release Friday afternoon. A total of 31 players will be quarantined for the next week due to positive test results or contact tracing, and practice has been suspended until further test results are gathered.

Last Thursday, the Mountain West Conference announced it would resume its football season on Oct. 24 in an eight-game format after initially postponing all fall sports in August due to the pandemic. The Cowboys began practicing the following day in small pods and had moved to fully padded practices in recent days.

Michael Katz covers the University of Wyoming for WyoSports. He can be reached at or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @michaellkatz.

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