Duke suspends football practice due to COVID-19 cluster

Nov 30, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils helmet against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Duke football team shut down in-person activities indefinitely on Tuesday after identifying a cluster of COVID-19 cases within the program.

A total of 10 students who attended team activities together are currently in isolation.

“All football-related activities have been temporarily suspended,” the school said in a release. “Contact tracers have identified others who may have had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.”

The Blue Devils began spring practice on Feb. 26 at the campus in Durham, N.C. They have conducted three of their NCAA-allotted 15 official workouts.

Duke is coming off a disappointing 2-9 season in 2020, its worst record in David Cutcliffe’s 13 seasons as the head coach.

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–Field Level Media