The latest college football casualty is New Mexico State, which announced early Thursday morning that the program will postpone the fall season to spring due to "COVID player health & safety concerns as well as 14-day quarantine requirement when traveling back into (New Mexico)."
On the day before their first padded practice was set to take place, UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter and head coach Dana Dimel announced the postponement of fall camp due to four players testing positive for COVID-19.
The Athletic put together a compilation of the 25 least dominant college football teams of the past 50 years and, as some might imagine, UTEP football was featured twice in the article released on Friday.
Over the weekend, UTEP sent out a release to confirm what felt like inescapable news. Five Miner student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, the university's athletic facilities will close for extensive cleaning until Thursday, July 16.