Eight players on the North Carolina State University baseball team have COVID-19, the university announced Tuesday, Sports Illustrated reported.
Over the weekend, the National Collegiate Athletic Association ruled that NC State wasn't eligible for the College World Series because of COVID-19, but the NCAA did not say how many players had the coronavirus. Some NC State players criticized the decision.
Chancellor Randy Woodson said, “We understand the gravity of eight players testing positive and the fact that this was the Delta variant, which is super contagious and is quickly emerging in the country as potentially another wave of infection. So we understand. That’s of concern.”