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Report: Tennessee Withdraws from Liberty Bowl After Multiple Positive COVID Tests

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The Tennessee Volunteers will be unable to participate in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against West Virginia on Dec. 31 due to multiple positive COVID-19 cases within the program, including head coach Jeremy Pruitt, according to a report from ESPN’s Chris Low.

According to Low, Tennessee was tested Sunday in accordance with SEC protocol and the positive results were returned Monday morning. Both West Virginia and Tennessee were announced as Liberty Bowl participants Sunday afternoon and both programs officially accepted invitations to the game on a Zoom call later that evening.

Low reports that Mississippi State and Army are possible replacements for the Volunteers to be WVU’s opponent.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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