The Rutgers University football team is currently in quarantine after 15 student-athletes tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to Judith Persichilli, New Jersey's state health commissioner.

"There's been an outbreak of Rutgers football players, with 15 of them currently testing positive,'' Persichilli said.


According to, there was an on-campus party on the Rutgers campus that several athletes, including the football players attended that may have led to the outbreak.

All members of the football team are currently in isolation or quarantine, while awaiting completion of a requested 14-day quarantine per Persichilli.

Rutgers is part of the Big 10 conference, which announced earlier this month they would play a conference only schedule, cancelling all non-conference games for the 2020 season.

More From 97.3 ESPN