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Texas to resume spring football following COVID-19 pause

Texas to resume spring football following COVID-19 pause
Texas Sports Nation // CollegeNick Moyle, Staff writer

March 31, 2021Updated: March 31, 2021 8:47 p.m.

Texas’ Bijan Robinson (05) cruises in for his second touchdown in the first quarter against Colorado during the 2020 Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.Kin Man Hui/Staff photographer

AUSTIN – Following a week-long pause to due COVID-19 protocols, Texas will resume spring football practice on Thursday, the team announced Wednesday night.

Texas held its first practice on March 23. One day later, the program announced it was going on a pause “as a result of student-athletes impacted by COVID-19 protocols.” The Longhorn medical staff has now cleared the team to return to full spring practice activities on Thursday morning.

The interruption will alter new coach Steve Sarkisian’s original agenda, which had 14 practices scheduled from March 23 through April 23 leading into the annual Orange-White spring game on April 24 at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas has not yet announced an altered practice schedule or potential date for the intrasquad scrimmage.

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Nick Moyle is a New Jersey native and an alum of Rutgers University and Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center. He joined the Express-News in 2015.

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