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COVID-19

Ole Miss baseball practices suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

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Ole Miss Rebels baseball team (photo courtesy University of Mississippi Athletics)

The University of Mississippi Rebels baseball team has suspended practices and activities for two weeks after an outbreak of COVID-19 among the team.

Ole Miss announced the decision Thursday on Twitter.

 

Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco also released a statement concerning the situation.

“Player safety is priority No. 1 for our program, and we will take all of the necessary measures to return these players to full health,” Bianco said. “We have worked hard this fall to not only improve as a team but also follow safety guidelines in our facility. This two-week break will provide us an opportunity to evaluate our team protocols to ensure we are doing everything we can do to be safe while reinforcing with our players to be mindful of their personal activities both on and off campus.”

Like all spring sports seasons, the COVID-19 pandemic cut the Rebels’ 2020 season short. Ole Miss had a 16-1 record at the time and was one of the top-ranked baseball teams in the country.

The team will not return to regular activities until at least Oct. 8.

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