Memphis Tigers pause all football operations after positive coronavirus tests

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: September 11, 2020 4:31 PM CT | Published: September 11, 2020 2:52 PM CT
<strong>Memphis is off this week after beating Arkansas State, 37-24, on Sept. 5. Receiver Damante Coxie (10) celebrated with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the Tigers&rsquo; home opener at the Liberty Bowl. The Tigers&rsquo; Sept. 18 game against Houston could be in jeopardy due to coronavirus concerns.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis is off this week after beating Arkansas State, 37-24, on Sept. 5. Receiver Damante Coxie (10) celebrated with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the Tigers’ home opener at the Liberty Bowl. The Tigers’ Sept. 18 game against Houston could be in jeopardy due to coronavirus concerns. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

School’s news release says increased number of positive tests has been linked to “social events.”

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Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.

Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Johnson is a Memphis native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He's traveled the country covering teams like Syracuse, the Buffalo Bills and the Memphis Grizzlies. He's excited about the opportunity to cover the Tigers and all things in the city of Memphis.


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