Tom Izzo Doesn't Expect Face to Face Practices Until July

McLain Moberg

Monday, Tom Izzo said on the Huge Show he's not expecting any face-to-face practices with players until the end of July. Although, players can start working out with strength and conditioning coaches in two weeks.

Recently, Michigan State announced its student-athletes can return to campus on June 15. Men's and women's basketball, football, and volleyball players will be tested for COVID-19 the day they get to East Lansing.

All testing shall be done at the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center. Students who test negatively are to be tested for a second time on June 22. Two negative tests will clear the student-athlete for voluntary summer activities.

Students who test positive will be required to quarantine for ten days.

The university released a statement saying their plan "was developed following safety guidelines from the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and CDC guidelines as well as on-campus medical professionals and guidelines provided by the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA."

Freshmen and newcomers involved with football, men's and women's basketball, and volleyball will return to campus on June 29, while hockey players will be back on July 6.

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Eddie54
Eddie54

Just because they return and get tested, is no guarantee that they will continue to be safe while on campus or even where they might live in East Lansing. Too many outside factors that will effect the players and their safety. How does the campus protect the community residents from interacting with the players. The University needs to think and rethink the entire situation before things start spiraling out of control like other schools have experienced.


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