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NMSU closes athletics training facility after 6 students, 1 trainer diagnosed with virus

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New Mexico State University’s Coca-Cola Weight Training Center.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- New Mexico State University suspended all athletics workouts Tuesday after six students and a trainer tested positive for the coronavirus.

University officials said in a statement they made the decision to shut down the weight training center after consulting with doctors about the seven infection cases.

NMSU did not identify which sport(s) the positive tests involving the half-dozen student-athletes and a trainer were from. The facility has been hosting training, though, for mostly football players since the start of June.

"The university is working to identify other NMSU students and personnel who may have come in contact with those who tested positive," said a statement issued by the athletic department.

It said the training facility would be reopened after further testing takes place, but did not offer a timeline for that process.

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  1. There’s a good chance there’ll be no college sports this fall. If a bunch of mature adults can’t abide by common sense rules, then bunch of 18 to 21 year old college kids will not adhere to common sense rules.

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