Teixeira says SJSU Football return unlikely


ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) – Before the start of the Mountain West Conference season, the San Jose State football team trained at Humboldt State in preparation for their return to action.

The Spartans ended up shortening their stay to 12 days after Santa Clara County deemed it safe to resume full practices back on the SJSU campus.

Now as COVID-19 cases surge across the country, the county is taking more steps to curb the spread of the disease. This resulted in a ban on all contact sports – the same regulation that forced the San Francisco 49ers to temporarily relocate to Arizona.

While the Spartans adapt to the new situation, HSU Athletics Director Jane Teixeira said the institutions have not had significant talks regarding an SJSU return.

As both counties are in the same COVID-19 tier, Teixeira said the chances are unlikely.