COVID-19 is once again having an impact on Pitt athletics.
The Pitt football program, which started spring football practices on March 14, announced on Tuesday that any further on-field practices are paused due to COVID-19 related protocols. No further details were given with this announcement.
This pause means that that the team will not be doing any in-person activities until this pause is lifted. However, the players and coaches will conduct virtual meetings, something they did a lot during the 2020 season.
The Pitt Blue-Gold Game is scheduled to take place on April 17 at Heinz Field. A source at Pitt told Pittsburgh Sports Now that it’s unknown at this time if this COVID-19 related pause will impact the date of that game.
The NCAA permits 15 team workouts during the spring and to this point, Pat Narduzzi and his coaches have held four of the 15.