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Jackson State football on hold because of COVID

JACKSON — Jackson State’s football team has suspended all team activities due to COVID-19 issues and contact tracing within the program.

No timetable was immediately set for a return to preseason workouts. WJTV-TV in Jackson reported Wednesday that the team has been on pause since last week.

Jackson State is scheduled to begin its spring 2021 season — and the Deion Sanders era as head coach — on Sunday, Feb, 21, against Edward Waters. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson.