By CBSNewYork Team

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)Rutgers football is on pause because of COVID right before the start of spring practice.

The university says since returning to campus from spring break, the team saw a spike in positive coronavirus tests.

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All in-person football activities will be stopped for now.

CBSNewYork Team