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Aggies Suspend Gator Bowl Practices Amid COVID-19 Breakout

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The Texas A&M football team’s practices for the Gator Bowl on Dec. 31 were stopped on Saturday due to an outbreak of COVID-19, sources have told TexAgs.com.

“Texas A&M football operations have been shut down due to several positive COVID tests within the program,” the publication states.

The Aggies (8-4, 4-4 SEC), who were ranked No. 25 in the most recent College Football Playoff poll, have missed three days of practice so far.

Texas A&M is scheduled to play No. 17 Wake Forest (10-3, 7-1 ACC) in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, at 10 a.m. central time on New Year’s Eve on ESPN.

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher just completed the early signing date portion of the 2021-22 recruiting cycle with the No. 1 class in Rivals.com and 247 Sports.

Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau has been on the LSU beat since 1998 with multiple outlets in Louisiana, prior to that he had covered both Auburn and Alabama. He won first place for his game feature on LSU's upset at Florida last season from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He was also named Beat Writer of Year, by Louisiana Sports Writers Association in July; placed in three Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) categories – Beat Writer, Explanatory, Game Coverage – last spring. Guilbeau was also the FWAA first-place winner for columns in 2017 and was also the top overall winner in 2016 FWAA placing first for his game story, second in columns, and receiving honorable mention for features.

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